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The Pennsylvania Department of Health, in cooperation with local health care systems, has started distributing the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine.
Experts believe the vaccine may help keep people from getting seriously ill, even if they get COVID-19.
Getting vaccinated may also help protect those around you, especially those who may be at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Although the vaccine is estimated to be 95% effective, you can still get COVID-19, even after completing the vaccination series. For this reason, vaccinated people will still need to wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet away from others, wash their hands frequently, and avoid large indoor gatherings.
For more information, visit health.pa.gov.
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