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1282 Almshouse Road

Doylestown, PA 18901

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In 1993, Rosalyn Carter was advocating "Immunize by 2." Betty Bumper was also vocal about "Every Child by 2." Federal funding became available for IAP (Immunization Action Plan) which was developed as a plan to achieve the Healthy People 2000 goals for immunization in the United States. 

The Bucks County Childhood Immunization Coalition came together in 1994. A representative from each hospital sat on the coalition. A large amount of people attended the meetings and the coalition was strong. The focus of the group in the beginning was to develop and sponsor outlying sites for kids to come and get their vaccinations. Each of the 7 hospitals sponsored a site. There were clowns, balloons, give-aways, etc for all the attendees. The day was usually in conjunction with National Infant Immunization Week and held on a Saturday. Large numbers of children attended the sites. The group felt that the response to these special days warranted starting regularly scheduled clinics in outlying sites. 

By 1999 there were many extra sites open throughout the county in places like Sellersville, Trevose, Warminster, Glen Hollow, Robert Kelly Family Center, Valley View, and Venice Ashby. The sites were then adjusted to facilities such as firehouses and community centers. At this time only two outlying sites are active. 

The Delaware Valley Immunization Coalition became dynamic and enveloped the SE Pennsylvania region in 1997. Some members of the BC coalition began attending those meetings also. 

In 2006 the Coalition hosted a strategic planning session, changing our emphasis, as stated in our revised mission, "to improve immunization rates of community members across the lifespan through increased education, outreach and accessibility." 

Then in 2007 we orchestrated the introduction of our mascot, "Bee Diddy" and our action plan to "Bee Cool; Bee Wise; Bee Immunized." 

A "Name That Bee" contest was held for all of the County elementary schools. The winning school, Churchville Elementary, received a visit from Bee Diddy and his Trusted Bee Keeper, a gift certificate to Bender's Educational Store, a glitter bug germ machine and a pretzel party for the entire school. Commissioner Jim Cawley also attended to honor the school in their achievement. 

The future of the Coalition will include more events with Bee Diddy and branching further into the community; to the child daycares and preschools of Bucks County to provide immunization consultant services. Our continued goal of education will include reaching out to the school nurses and physicians in Bucks County to enhance collaborative efforts for the families in our community.

Who We Are

January 01, 2020

Bucks County Medical Reserve Corp ( MRC)

Aria Health Physicians Morrisville

PA Polio Survivors Network

215-858-4643

Merck Vaccine Division

770 Sumneytown Pike
PO Box 4
West Point, PA 19486
1-800-MERCK-90

Bucks County Department of Health

1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 345-3344

GlaxoSmithKline

3 Franklin Plaza
Philadelphia, PA 19101
1-866-475-8222

CSNABC (Certified School Nurses Assoc. of Bucks County)

Holicong Middle School
2900 Holicong Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18902
(267) 893-2740

Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

Box 187 Discovery Drive
Swiftwater, PA 18370-0187
(570) 839-7187

Hepatitis B Foundation

3805 Old Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
(215) 489-4313

Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit

705 Shady Retreat Rd.
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-2940

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Bee Diddy

                                          About Our Mascot

  • Height: 6 feet 6 inches

  • Weight: 200 pounds (including antennae and stinger)

  • Waist: 60 inches

  • Eyes: hidden behind cool shades

  • Skin: black and yellow fur with black sleek arms and legs

  • Stinger: 8 inches but very soft (uses Burt's Bees beeswax to keep it that way)

  • Physical Attributes: A bit pudgy around the mid-section, big, big feet in bright red sneakers, cute little red tongue, large unruly antennae, big, white, gloved hands great for giving high fives, and large floppy wings that are of no help in flying!

  • Birthplace: A bee hive in Bucks

  • Mom: Queen Sarah

  • Best Friend: Honey

  • Favorite Food: Nectar, pollen, Honey Nut Cheerios, Bumble Bee tuna

  • Favorite Movie: Bee Movie, Akeelah and the Bee

  • Favorite Sad Song: I Started a Joke (by the Bee Gees)

  • Favorite Happy Song: Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  • Greatest Moment: Being named by the kids at Churchville Elementary School and getting a picture taken with a commissioner!!

  • Hobbies: Reading, working, pollinating, and spreading the "buzz" about vaccines