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How To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Levittown

Patch logo Patch 1/26/2021 Doug Gross
a woman wearing a costume: The coronavirus vaccine rollout continues across Pennsylvania. Here is the latest on how and when you may get access in Levittown, PA. © Shutterstock The coronavirus vaccine rollout continues across Pennsylvania. Here is the latest on how and when you may get access in Levittown, PA.

LEVITTOWN, PA — Bucks County officials say they are working to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to members of the public, according to Pennsylvania's vaccination plan. This article is meant to share information about how and when you can get the vaccine in the Levittown area.

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Who Is Eligible To Get The Vaccine Now?

Currently, Bucks County, like the rest of Pennsylvania, is in Phase 1A of the state's four-phase rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. Until last week, that meant the only people eligible for a vaccine were healthcare workers and residents and employees of nursing homes and other care facilities.

But state officials dramatically increased the number of Pennsylvanians eligible for the vaccine during the initial phase. Everyone 65 and older, along with residents 16 or older who have health conditions that put them at high risk from the virus immediately were made eligible, adding about 3.5 million Pennsylvania residents to the list of those eligible for the shots.

Where To Get The Vaccine In Levittown

Multiple locations are expected to come online in the next few weeks to distribute the coronavirus vaccine to the general public in the Levittown area.

Officials have said that three Bucks County Community College campuses that are now serving as free COVID-19 testing sites are expected to be converted into vaccination clinics next month. Among them is the BCCC Lower Bucks Campus at 1304 Veterans Hwy. in Bristol.

Two Levittown-area hospitals also are expected to be giving the vaccine to members of the public in the next few weeks.

St. Mary Medical Center, in Langhorne, now is accepting online applications to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Currently, the hospital is vaccinating only healthcare workers and other essential workers, according to its website. But it has posted an online form that lets others eligible for the vaccine under Phase 1A of Pennsylvania's plan sign up.

See The St. Mary Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Form Here

Currently, the hospital is asking people 65 and older and those 16 and older with underlying health conditions to register.

Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol has announced plans to open a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for members of the public some time next month.

Hospital spokeswoman Michelle Aliprantis told Patch that the clinic will be in partnership with the Bucks County Department of Health and the state of Pennsylvania. She said plans are to have the clinic running by mid-February.

How To Sign Up

Bucks County has created an online hub for information on the coronavirus vaccine. The hub contains detailed information on who is eligible to be vaccinated under each of the state plan's four phases.

At the hub is a form letting residents register for the vaccine. Once registered, residents will be contacted to schedule a vaccination appointment once sufficient supplies arrive, officials said. Those whose status changed last week will be shifted from the 1B list to the 1A list and do not need to register a second time, officials said.

Click Here To Register For A COVID-19 Vaccination In Bucks County

Lower Bucks Hospital will be using the county list to alert residents when they can receive a vaccination. St. Mary Medical Center has created its own online registration form for coronavirus vaccinations. See The St. Mary Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Form Here

Vaccine Supply In Bucks Co.

Last week, county commissioners said the county does not currently have anywhere near enough vaccine to vaccinate the number of people now eligible under the new version of the state plan. They said supply chain issues with the federal and state government has slowed the supply here and called on those governments to get more vaccine to the county as quickly as possible.

Monday, as new infection numbers in the county continued to drop after the fall surge, county officials said they are "working diligently" to get more vaccine in Bucks County.

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