UPenn health system hospital has employees’ family members vaccinated

UPenn health system hospital has employees' family members vaccinated

Correction: A previous headline stated that the health system was Penn State Health. This has been updated for more precision.

A second Pennsylvania health system admitted it administered the COVID-19 vaccine to family members of employees, but said it halted the program after discussions with the state Department of Health .

The University of Pennsylvania Health System said its Chester County hospital runs a “lottery scheme” for family members of employees who otherwise meet state eligibility requirements.

“Based on the advice from the Pennsylvania Department of Health on this this week, the Chester County Hospital has ended this practice,” said Patrick Norton, vice president of public affairs for Penn Medicine, in a written statement provided in response to requests from The Associated Press. .

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