COVID-19 vaccine in Bucks County: Find your place in line

BUCKS COUNTY, PA – With the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as January, the New York Times, the Surgo Foundation, and Ariadne Labs have created a vaccine that calculates the number of people in need of vaccination in each state. county and where they fall in line.

For example, an average 40-year-old Bucks County resident who does not suffer from COVID-related health risk, according to the device, would have to wait behind 268.7 million people in the United States, including 489,800 in Bucks County. In contrast, a 70-year-old retiree with a health risk would only be behind about 44,000 residents in a county of roughly 628,000 residents.

The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control recently issued recommendations on who should be offered vaccination during initial deployment, with a particular focus on groups such as health workers, residents of long-term care facilities, core workers, people with the underlying disease and older adults.

Governor Wolf said the health department has no plans to make vaccination mandatory.

Introduction of a vaccine

No matter where you line up, Pennsylvania has been preparing to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine for months.

Here in Pennsylvania, where daily positive cases have increased in the second wave of infections, officials say a vaccine may be available next month.

According to the New York Times vaccine follower, 13 vaccines are undergoing large-scale efficacy tests and seven have already been approved for limited use. Pfizer and Moderna are closest to completion.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced that it will introduce the vaccine in three phases, as recommended by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The first phase focuses on health workers, first aiders, critical workers, people over the age of 65, and church dwellers.

The second phase prioritizes critical populations that have not been vaccinated before they have been vaccinated in the general population.

In the third phase, once sufficient vaccinations are available, the state will focus on vaccinating the entire population of Pennsylvania. The health department said it did not want to make vaccinations mandatory.

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