Bucks Closing COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic As Cases Continue To Drop

A map of COVID-19 cases reported in municipalities over the last 30 days as of May 26, 2021.

COVID-19 cases in Bucks have fallen to rates not seen since last October and a county-run vaccine clinic is closing.

The rolling average is now below 50 cases per day. Bucks County Department of Health Director Dr. David Damsker touted the good news at a press conference last week.

Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker speaks at a press conference. Photo by Rick Rickman.

“The cases are dropping very quickly. Hospitalizations are dropping quickly. And that has to do with a couple of things,” said Damsker. “One is of course the seasonality, but it’s also due to the fact that we have close to 60 percent of the county vaccinated with at least one dose.”

Less than 40 people are in Bucks hospitals with coronavirus. On the other end, north of 232,000 people in Bucks are fully vaccinated. About 88,000 are waiting for their second shot.

Meantime, the vaccine clinic at Bucks County Community College’s Lower campus will close this Saturday. It comes as demand for vaccines is declining and the county is taking more steps to reach out to encourage people to get vaccinated.

The other four sites, including at Neshaminy Mall, will continue to offer walk-ins Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All four remaining sites will offer both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.