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States push out more COVID-19 vaccines

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/28/20, 06:14 pm

One long-term healthcare facility, PruittHealth, picked a creative way to encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19: Partner with Waffle House to buy them breakfast if they get the shot. “If that doesn’t get you in line, I don’t know what will,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said. Drugmaker Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine became the fifth to reach final stage testing in the United States as Pfizer and Moderna continued shipping their shots nationwide.

How is distribution going in other states? Most U.S. states are still working to ramp up access to the vaccine for healthcare workers and nursing home residents. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced the start of an effort to vaccinate all long-term care residents in his state. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is in line to get a coronavirus shot as part of a plan to start vaccinating state officials to keep things running during the pandemic.

Dig deeper: Read John Dawson’s report on possible COVID-19 vaccine side effects in Beginnings.

This story has been corrected to reflect PruittHealth and Waffle House's partnership.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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