HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is defending the state’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it was left in the lurch by the Trump Administration’s over-promises and that a decentralized vaccine signup system should prove to be more efficient, as opposed to a centralized portal some states use. Pennsylvania has been getting about 140,000 doses a week from the federal government. Wolf said the state has received just 1.5 million doses, nowhere near the 8 million doses it needs to cover everyone in its just-expanded first vaccination phase. Currently, it will take well past summer to reach the next phase, which includes police, corrections officers, first responders, teachers, and others.

GOV. TOM WOLF