PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Rep. Dan Frankel, who is minority Chairman of the PA House Health Committee, plans to introduce a bill to require workers in long-term care facilities be vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available. Frankel said, “COVID-19 vaccines potentially have the power to restore much of the normalcy that so many of us have lost. What we can’t have happen is for some individuals’ personal choices to leave our most vulnerable populations unprotected.” The bill would allow a staff member to be exempt only if they can present a doctor’s note indicating the specific nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances for which the doctor does not recommend immunization.

REP. DAN FRANKEL