UPDATE: Hearing Moved to Wednesday; Rapp to Convene Vaccine Distribution Hearing Monday

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HARRISBURG – Warren County could have a lot to say about the future of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

UPDATE: This hearing has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 3. The new start time has not been announced.

Pennsylvania House Health Committee Majority Chair Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) will convene a public hearing Monday, Feb. 1 to examine the strengths and weaknesses of COVID-19 vaccine distribution throughout the Commonwealth. Among those who will present virtually during the hearing is Warren General Hospital CEO Richard Allen.

“We need a plan to get these vaccines distributed, we need vaccination sites open, and we need to schedule far more people for the shots,” Rapp said in a Facebook post on Friday night. “I trust those who testify on Monday will shine a light on these challenges.”

The hearing will feature virtual presentations from several Pennsylvania Department of Health officials, including Alison Beam, acting secretary; Keara Klinepeter, executive deputy secretary; Dr. Wendy Braund, acting interim physician general; and Cindy Findley, deputy secretary for health promotion and disease prevention. Additional presenters will include Susan Friedberg Kalson, CEO, Squirrel Hill Health Center; Bryan Lowe, Walgreens; and Chris Cox, CVS Health.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will be available via live stream on PAHouseGOP.com and RepRapp.com