August 18, 2021

80% of Pennsylvanians 18+ Received First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

On August 16, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 80 percent of Pennsylvania’s 18 and older population have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in Pennsylvania

During the announcement, Governor Wolf thanked Pennsylvanians for their commitment to the health and safety of themselves and their neighbors, stating that “the pandemic has been predictable and unsettling throughout the last 18 months, but Pennsylvania has remained steadfast in our vaccination efforts.” Pennsylvania ranks ninth for first doses administered and fifth for total doses administered among all 50 states.

To date, 64.3 percent of the 18 and older population are fully vaccinated. As COVID-19 variants spread, it is vitally important that partially vaccinated individuals receive their second dose. Individuals who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Who is eligible to receive a vaccine?

All adults in Pennsylvania are eligible to be vaccinated. Adolescents ages 12 and older are currently eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. To learn more about the vaccines, visit the FAQ page.

How can I get vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccines are provided at no cost, with many locations accepting walk-in appointments. To find a vaccine provider near you, visit:

Ask A Question

To ask a question or receive assistance in finding a vaccine near you, call 1.800.232.0233. Individuals who are deaf, speech-impaired, or hard of hearing can call 1.888.720.7489 (TTY). For the Disability Information and Access Line, call 1.888.677.1199 or email

Read the Full Release

To read the full release, visit the Governor Tom Wolf website. For more news, visit our News page or sign up to receive our email newsletters.

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