Pennsylvania health official calls for vaccination as cases rise

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – As cases increase in Pennsylvania, the acting GP is pushing more people to get vaccinated. She was at Gettysburg College Thursday before a vaccination clinic, promoting vaccines.

Sailor Stenger, eight, and her brother Sam Stenger, 11, were among those who were vaccinated there.

“I had my shot and in two weeks I can get my second shot,” Sailor Stenger said.

“It was really weird, it was really wonky,” said Sam Stenger. “I feel like I’m going to be safer than before.”

Dr Johnson says every new vaccination is critical.

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“We need everyone who can get a vaccine to get the vaccine to protect us all from emerging variants and the continuing rise in the rate of cases,” Johnson said.

Especially as the holiday celebrations approach, she urges people to consider having their picture taken.

“If you plan to reunite with your family, all eligible people should be vaccinated. “

Student Mary Catherine Waddell received her recall at the clinic.

“I live with people who are immunocompromised. My mom has cancer and I want to do my part to keep her safe too, ”Waddell said.

Mum Karli Stenger says she was reluctant to vaccinate Sam and Sailor at first.

“So we wanted to wait and we did it a bit, but I think it’s important to protect other people in the community,” Stenger said.

Dr Johnson admits constant discussions about the pandemic are exhausting, but with hospitals overrun, she says we can’t let our guard down now.

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