Geisinger health care workers are now receiving their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Geisinger employees have been given more than 1,000 vaccines per day over the past week, totaling approximately 12,000 people with their first dose of the COVID vaccine. Those receiving a first dose are scheduled immediately to receive a second dose. Receiving the second dose is a critical step in the COVID vaccine process. Both doses are necessary to trigger the immune response needed to develop an immunity level against COVID- 19. Geisinger has been receiving the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines at facilities over the past few weeks. For answers to questions about the vaccine, visit geisinger.org/COVIDvax.
The 105th Pennsylvania Farm Show begins Saturday (January 9th) and runs through January 16th. In light of the current pandemic, Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry will be celebrated virtually. Pennsylvanians are invited to experience all that agriculture has to offer through a variety of virtual events that will be featured on social media and through the Pennsylvania Cable Network, as well as a vast range of virtual education exhibits.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has lifted drought watches or warnings for 20 counties, returning them to normal status. Those counties returning to normal include Juniata, Perry, and Snyder Counties. Centre and Clearfield counties remain on drought watch. Clinton County is also on drought watch, having improved from drought warning conditions.