An agreement to move forward with a community vaccination center at the former Bon-Ton store at Park City Center is on the Lancaster County commissioners' agenda next week.
The document provides for the county to pay up to $250,000 to Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health "for expenses related to use of the real estate" for the site. LG Health will apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for reimbursement of other expenses, it says.
If and when other county services are needed, LG Health will contract for them and arrange for FEMA reimbursement, it says.
LNP newspaper had reported earlier this week that the vacant Bon-Ton building would likely be the location, citing reports that other activities planned there had been canceled.
County and health officials say they hope to vaccinate up to 6,000 people a day at the site, which will be a FEMA Type 1 site, the largest class. Officials have stressed that achieving that volume will depend on adequate vaccination supplies from the state.
The commissioners will discuss the agreement at their work session beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday. That would allow a vote at their regular meeting at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.