Clearest Sign Yet of Coronavirus Victory: Mass Vaccination Site in Bristol Closes

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Bucks County Community College, Bristol, is having its COVID-19 vaccination provisions ceased as of May 29. Outbreak numbers are falling, and the county is opting for a more mobile outreach.

It’s working. 

The months-long drumbeat of COVID-19 prevention tactics — especially the call to get vaccinated — is dropping caseloads across Bucks County. 

In response, officials are closing its vaccination site at the Bristol Campus of Bucks County Community College on May 29. 

The county’s other four sites will continue offering shots: 

  • Bucks County Community College, Perkasie 
  • Bucks County Community College, Newtown 
  • Neshaminy Mall 
  • Warwick Square Shopping Center 

County health officials are not, however, backing off their recommendation of the coronavirus vaccine. Their approach is merely switching tactics in promoting inoculations, migrating to more of a community effort. Informational tables at libraries and pop-up clinics at fire departments and other community sites are the thrust of the plan moving forward. 

Providers throughout Bucks County have administered almost 531,000 doses of vaccine, about 140,000 of them at county-run sites. More than 232,000 residents are fully vaccinated. Those with one dose in an arm number more than 320,000. 

The awareness campaign helped push down new COVID cases to levels not seen for seven months. The county reported a total of 334 new cases last week, dropping the seven-day average to 53 cases per day. 

Pennsylvania now ranks fifth in the nation in the number of vaccine doses administered, and ninth in the percentage of its residents who have received at least first doses.   

More information on this move is available at the Bucks County Press Office.

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