Bucks County is opening two more vaccine clinics as supply gradually increases, including one at Neshaminy Mall.
With the other in Quakertown, officials expect both to open by March 16. And both sites are hosting the clinics at no cost to the county.
The former H&M at Neshaminy Mall will be home to the clinic in Bensalem. It will have the capacity to administer up to 500 doses per day.
Bucks County already has three clinics open at each of Bucks County Community College’s three main campuses. And like the existing clinics, these two new sites will operate Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The county is still only vaccinating people who registered through their COVID-19 portal before January 18. About 150,000 who qualify under Phase 1A who have registered are still waiting for their shots.
The BCCC clinics have administered about 10,000 doses of vaccine as of last Wednesday.
Other clinics throughout the county have administered most of the remaining 108,000 shots which have gone into arms. Bucks officials have previously expressed frustration with the state’s distribution.
As these two new clinics get up and running, Bucks is ramping up efforts at the three existing sites at BCCC campuses. From 200 per day each at the outset, they are looking to vaccinate double that number this week.
Meantime, homebound seniors may be happy to hear a county spokesperson confirmed to WBCB that Bucks has a plan in the works to use so-called strike teams for people who can’t get to a clinic.