Bucks County is ready to vaccinate as many as 15,000 people each week under its new $14 million plan but there is one issue putting a break on the county’s ambitious plan: the lack of COVID-19 vaccine, writes Greg Vellner for The Reporter Online.
The plan calls for six clinics and two mobile units to be established throughout the county that would be run by AMI Expeditionary Healthcare and would be up and running by at least the beginning of April.
However, these plans cannot properly move forward until more COVID-19 dosages have been made available.
“We would be vaccinating everybody right now,” said County Commissioner Diane Ellis-Marseglia. “We have the staff. We have AMI. The issue is we do not have the vaccine.”
The Bucks Health Department has so far received around 6,000 doses of the vaccine from the state. The state supply is being provided by the federal government.
“None of us like this because it sounds like we’re kicking the can down the lane or passing the buck, but we really don’t control any of this,” said Bob Harvie, Bucks County vice-chairman.
Read more about the vaccine issue at The Reporter Online here.