News from the PA Department of Agriculture

Braddock, PA – Agricultural Secretary Russell Reding joins Second Lady Gessel Fetterman and urban agriculture leaders at Braddock Farms in Allegheny County, USA, at a free vaccination clinic hosted by USC. There, he highlighted how Pennsylvania City Gardens and Markets works to combat the health and nutritional differences emphasized by COVID-19.

Fatterman and Redding encourage Braddock residents to believe in the science behind immunization development, but they also refer to health professionals in the community to find answers to their immunization questions and make informed choices for themselves, their families and their community.

Second Veteran Fetterman said, “Vaccination is an act of love, for yourself, your family and your community. It is my pleasure to join in this effort to share that love with others.

Public health crises, such as COVID-19, have the potential to affect all populations, but they can also have a greater impact on people who are not normally able to do so, making them more susceptible to serious illness and death. The Department of Health has worked to address these differences in the COVID-19 pandemic not only in racial and ethnic minorities but also in other marginalized populations. Treating COVID-19 through health equation is crucial for COVID-19 reduction and vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect against the virus, including new mutants. Evidence suggests that vaccines provide protection against serious illness, hospitalization, and death.

“Under the auspices of health and social inequality, many BIPOC communities are exposed to COVID-19 for serious illness and health problems,” he said. “Food access and health are interrelated, and urban agriculture plays an important role in combating inequality in our food systems. Urban gardens serve as a safe haven for the community, linking them with healthy, nutritious food and resources that benefit health and well-being. From the community. “

Braddock Farms is one of the three urban agricultural farms in Pittsburgh, Algeni County. Pittsburgh seeks to educate people on how to grow food and to promote the benefits of gardens to urban neighborhoods. Community participation, food sovereignty, social justice and equality are among the values ​​of the organization, he said.

“Pittsburgh is a reliable source of fresh fruits and vegetables in Braddock and other food apartments and in inadequate areas,” said Pittsburgh Executive Director Daniel Hussein. Easy access to healthy local food and health services is essential, and residents today can find both pop-up vaccination clinics and our farm here. Access to new local food and health care is intertwined, and Pittsburgh is proud. To help make a difference in our communities. ”

The Pennsylvania Department of Health urges the Pennsylvania Health Authority to wear masks when required by law, regulations, and guidelines, including health care, local business, and workplace guidelines. People in Pennsylvania with high or high CV-19 distribution must wear a mask at home in public conditions.

The Department of Health is working to make the vaccine available to all Pennsylvania in an ethical, fair and efficient manner:

All Pennsylvania people 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Use the Vaccine Finder to find your nearest COVID-19 vaccine provider.

The Commonwealth COVID-19 immunization guide describes the current process for obtaining one. People in Pennsylvania can call the Department of Health at 1-877-724-3258 for questions about the immunization process.

Vaccination dashboard data is also available on the website for more information and to display demographic information.

The Unity in COVID Weekly update provides a summary of the news you can use and answers your most urgent immunization questions: They are sent directly to your inbox every week.

Frequently asked questions can be found here.

Media Relations –

Shannon Forces, Agriculture,

Mark O’Neill, Health,


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