Well over 100 constituents have reached out to my office in the last week requesting information about how to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and expressing concerns with the state rollout. We are continuously monitoring the websites of both Pennsylvania’s Department of Health and Bucks County’s Department of Health so that we may provide you with the most up-to-date information.
Breaking information today is below:
The Bucks County Health Department has recently published a pre-registration link for Phase 1B, which includes residents aged 75 and older.
|They also published a link for those 65 and older. Access it here. |
Pennsylvania has developed a plan for administering the vaccine in a targeted fashion. The state health department’s site lists the criteria for each phase of the planned administration of the vaccine. You can learn about the state’s plan by clicking here.
Click here for the county website that gives a more concise picture of the phases and where the county is at in terms of vaccine administration. According to the site, we are currently in Phase 1A. At this time, it is projected that Phase 1B should begin in February.
Please visit both sites above regularly for up-to-date information, as well as reach out to your primary care physician.
Medical Professionals who have not yet received the vaccine should visit this site. According to the Bucks County Department of Health, this survey is open to all healthcare specialties/disciplines NOT affiliated with a hospital/health system and may be completed as a practice or an individual. The practice or individual must operate and/or live in Bucks County.
Health Care Workers can also visit here to request the vaccine directly through St. Mary’s in Langhorne.
We realize that many of you are eager for specific information about availability and will continue working to get you the answers you are seeking. Please know that we are communicating with both state and county health departments and are awaiting more specific guidance.
The Department of Health has published a comment form for residents to provide feedback about the roll-out of the vaccine.
In the meantime, please stay safe and continue to follow social-distancing guidelines. We are all in this together, so please feel free to call either of my offices with any questions or concerns you may have.
Free COVID-19 Testing
You can now get free COVID-19 testing through the end of January at the following sites. Each location will accommodate up to 350 tests per day and are open to everyone while the daily supplies last. A doctor’s prescription is not needed. Insurance information will be collected but medical insurance is not required for testing.
Bucks County Community College, Upper Bucks Campus, 1 Hillendale Road (Blooming Glen Road Entrance) in Perkasie, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Bucks County Community College, Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road in Newtown, in the gymnasium, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway in Bristol. The times here are Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 2-8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For information some additional testing sites, please see the Bucks County Department of Health as they have made an interactive map available for citizens to use to find testing sites in their area.
The County has also created an easy to read document where you can find all of the testing sites listed and what they require for someone to receive a test.