COVID vaccine clinic in York County to close as demand slows

Tina Locurto
York Dispatch

After a year in operation, Family First Health's COVID-19 vaccine clinic is shutting down.

The George Street clinic, which was in operation with partnerships with WellSpan Health and the York City Bureau of Health, will close Tuesday due to a decline in the demand for vaccinations, according to Jenny Englerth, the CEO and president of Family First Health.

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Since the clinic opened, staff members have administered 7,500 COVID-19 vaccines to the community, according to the organization.

As of Wednesday, the county reported 31 additional cases since Monday, for a total of 118,295 since the pandemic began, and four new deaths. In all, 1,477 county residents have died of COVID-19, according to state data.

Susan Klingaman, a nurse with Penn State Health Medical Group, prepares a Moderna vaccine at the York County Food Bank on Monday, May 3, 2021. Tina Locurto photo.

"The clinic offered steady and reliable walk-in or scheduled access to York residents, to all three vaccines," Englerth said. 

The vaccine clinic will be open from 1 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. Tuesday.

"Family First Health would, however, like to emphasize the importance of the vaccine and urge all community members who are not yet vaccinated, or need an additional dose/booster, to contact their medical providers or local pharmacy," Englerth said.

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Appointments are available and can be scheduled by calling 855-851-3641.

After the clinic closes, residents should contact their medical providers or local pharmacies for available vaccine options, according to a news release.

Vaccine availability can also be found at www.familyfirsthealth.org and www.wellspan.org.

— Reach Tina Locurto at tlocurto@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @tina_locurto.