HARRISBURG – The PA Department of Health will carry out a text messaging campaign to 254,850 people in the state to follow through and get the second shot of the two-shot COVID-19 vaccine that they never received. The campaign will begin early next week as the resurgent coronavirus in the form of the highly contagious delta variant is skyrocketing cases in PA. Acting State Health Secretary, Alison Beam said the second dose will provide stronger protection against the delta variant.  Beam says that more than 5.7 million Pennsylvanians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

ALISON BEAM