Mayor Donchez Announces a Partnership Between the City of Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Health Bureau and UBMe to Deliver Safe, Convenient and Time-Sensitive Technology to Ensure the Highest Health Standards for Recipients of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Through easy online appointment scheduling, check-in upon appointment arrival and quick access to a health official following your vaccine, UBMe’s technology is enhancing the vaccination experience for civilians in multiple aspects.

January 11, 2021 – Bethlehem, PA: Bethlehem Mayor Bob Donchez announced today that the City of Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Health Bureau and UBMe have formed a partnership in an effort to better the vaccination process for PA civilians who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. “With the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is imperative now, more than ever, that safety is a top priority throughout the vaccination process, from start to finish,” Donchez stated.

With a COVID-19 vaccine ready for use all across the country, the most challenging aspect is the actual distribution process. The challenge lies with vaccinating a large number of people while keeping the same parameters in place to avoid the spread of COVID-19. After much consideration of how to safely and efficiently vaccinate as many people as possible, it was decided that UBMe and the Bethlehem Health Bureau was the ideal partnership.

Beginning in January of 2021, eligible citizens will have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Contingent on the ‘tier’ system that determines vaccine recipient eligibility, the first tier consists of medical and health workers who are combatting the pandemic. Ensuring that they have a safe, quick and positive experience with the vaccine is imperative, because they are the people directly treating COVID-19 patients.

“We are working to mitigate this pandemic as quickly as possible. By utilizing the UBMe technology to assist the Health Bureau in scheduling, distributing and monitoring vaccine recipients, we are efficiently and effectively vaccinating the priority group populations,” said Mayor Donchez.

“We have utilized our technology to provide safety and efficiency with other industries, and it only made sense to focus on how it could improve vaccination protocol amidst the current pandemic. We realized that providing efficient technology within a time-sensitive field was critical, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, and partnering with the Bethlehem Health Bureau was the perfect fit.” Val Arzunian, UBMe co-founder and CEO.

UBMe’s technology begins with online scheduling, based on vaccine appointment availability. From there, the recipient continues with a check-in upon arrival using the UBMe app on their phone to receive further safety instructions and protocols. They then get vaccinated, and are required to wait 15 minutes before leaving, to ensure that no symptoms are present. If any symptoms do occur, the user can hit a ‘contact’ button on the UBMe app to get access to a health care professional as quickly as possible. This is a critical part of UBMe’s technology.

As more people are expected to get vaccinated within the early months of 2021, there will be a greater need for ensuring that safety protocols are being followed and executed. UBMe and the Bethlehem Health Bureau are continuing to ensure that the vaccination process is as safe and time-sensitive as possible, to make the experience smooth and seamless for everyone involved.

About UBMe: 

UBMe is a start-up technology company based in Bethlehem, PA. Operating in the hyperlocal business-to-consumer industry category, UBMe’s proprietary mobile application helps businesses in dense market areas provide targeted and real-time interaction directly and immediately to local residents.