Joint Hearing on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Pennsylvania


Senate Health & Human Services Committee AND Senate Aging & Youth Committee

Thursday, February 4 | 11:00 a.m.

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

11:00 a.m.     Welcome & Introductions

Chairwoman Michele Brooks, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairman Art Haywood, Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Chairwoman Judy Ward, Senate Aging and Youth Committee
Chairwoman Maria Collett, Senate Aging and Youth Committee

11:10 a.m.     Panel 1: Pennsylvania Department of Health

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam – Testimony
Dr. Wendy Braund, Interim Acting Physician General
Cindy Findley, Deputy Secretary of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

12:15 p.m.     Panel 2: Pharmacy

Bretton Walberg, Walberg Family Pharmacy – Testimony
Dillon Rybka, Pharm D, District Leader, CVS – Federal Pharmacy Partnership
Chris Altman, Manager of Clinical & Immunization Programs, Rite Aid – Retail Pharmacy Partnership

1:00 p.m.     Panel 3: Long-Term Care

Adam Marles, President/CEO LeadingAge PA – Testimony
Suzanne Owens, President/CEO Peter Becker Community, CCRC – Testimony
Zach Shamberg, President/CEO Pennsylvania Health Care Association – Testimony

1:45 p.m.     Panel 4: Hospital

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, Chief Clinical Officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health – Testimony
Dr. Robert X. Murphy Jr., Exec. VP and Chief Physician Executive, Lehigh Valley Health Network – Testimony

2:30 p.m.     Recess to the call of the Chair


Additional Written Testimony Submitted by: 

Bill Johnston-Walsh, State Director and Teresa Osborne, Advocacy and Outreach Director, AARP Pennsylvania – Combined Testimony
Sherri Landis, Executive Director The Arc of Pennsylvania – Testimony
Mark Davis, President/CEO Pennsylvania Advocates and Resources for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities –Testimony
Dr. Carmen Guerra, Associate Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine – Testimony
Dr. Anthony Barber, Superintendent Springfield School District, and Dr. Maureen Reusche, Superintendent School District of Haverford Township, The School District of Haverford Township –  Combined Testimony
Rabbi Stacy Rigler – Testimony
Lower Merion School District – Testimony

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