Florida announces plans for statewide appointment system for covid vaccine

Florida announces statewide appointment system for vaccinations
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Posted at 8:07 AM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 08:41:45-05

COLLIER CO., Fla. — Florida’s Director of Emergency Management has announced plans for a covid vaccine appointment system to help the state’s most vulnerable residents.

According to Director Jared Moskowitz, they hope to have the online portal up and running within weeks.

One 84-year old man in Collier County says he’s been happy to hear more options, like the vaccinations being offered at local Publix locations.

However, he’s tried scheduling an appointment for weeks and hasn’t found an opening to get vaccinated.

“You call and call and call,” said Roger Hill. “I am 84 years old. I think I’m more than qualified and anxious to get my first vaccination.”

Thursday, Publix announced that all of their vaccination appointments were claimed within 24 hours.

Many Collier County residents over the age of 65 are looking forward to Florida’s plans for a vaccine appointment system.

They say the proposed online portal seems more accessible and doesn’t require countless phone calls.

Florida Emergency Management encourages people within the three priority groups to continue checking with their local health department for updates on vaccination appointments.

To find more information on the covid vaccine offered at Publix locations, click here.