An About-Face in Delaware County: Vaccine Supply Outstrips Demand

David Bjorkgren

In the early days of vaccine supply distribution, people were desperate to get a vaccination appointment but there were no vaccines to be had.

Now, apparently, there’s plenty of vaccine supply, but not many takers, reports Alex George for

Delaware County had 20,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. It had thousands of its two-shot companions.

But at two mass vaccine clinics Sunday, only around 1,000 people showed up to get vaccinated.

The clinics were held at Delaware County Community College and Ridley High School.

The county’s seven vaccine clinics have walk-in appointments and three vaccine options.

Delaware County COVID Task Force Director Rosemary Halt said officials are not discouraged.

“There is a lot going on right now,” Hart said. “First of all, the pharmacies, a lot of the pharmacies, now have vaccine.”

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily halted after reports surfaced of rate blood clotting incidents.

But the vaccine is safe, according to FDA officials. Distribution was restarted.

“We are confident that this vaccine continues to meet our standards for safety, effectiveness and quality”, said Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock.

Pennsylvania’s coronavirus vaccine dashboard says over 8.5M doses have been administered thus far and 3.5M Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated.

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