As of today, officials are planning to make the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the centralized location for the COVID-19 Vaccinations when they become available to the public.
The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds has been utilized recently for mass testing for COVID-19 testing. EMA Officials, and Columbia County Commissioners are making plans to also utilize the fairgrounds for a centralized location for vaccination distribution. Officials stated that the mass testing went on without complications and they are attempting to achieve the same results when COVID-19 vaccinations become available to the general public. Due to space, familiarity of the location and centralized location, the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds is the best option to handle the massive numbers expected to be in line for the COVID-19 vaccination.
There will be some differences in traffic patterns, to compensate for the increased flow of traffic, and the Pa Dept of Health will expect persons receiving the vaccination to wait 15 min after vaccination to monitor for side effects and adverse reactions.
There is no word yet on a date when the vaccination will be made available to the public. As of right now the vaccination is being prioritized by the Department of Health for healthcare workers, nursing home residents, and immuno-compromised persons. Officials of Columbia County states they will keep the general public informed on updates regarding release of the vaccination and procedures to ensure everyone can get the vaccination without complications.
Columbia County online will keep you updated as needed on developments.