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Lake County to begin vaccination appointments



HOW THINGS WENT TODAY. >> HOW WAS THAT? >> SIMPLE AND EASY. >> AWESOME, PERFECT. >> DAY TWO OF VACCINATIONS IN LAKE COUNTY WAS SMOOTHER SAILING. WEDNESDAY, SEAS WERE ROUGH. WEDNESDAY, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED ON TV VACCINES WOU BE AVAILABLE IN 30 MINUTES, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. CONFUSION AND CONGESTION ENSUED. >> IT’S BETTER THAN WAITING IN YOUR CAR IN DAYTONA BEACH, SPENDING THE NIGHT. >> TODAY STRATEGY WAS FIRMED UP. GATES TO THE CLERMONT ARTS AND RECREATION CENTER OPENED AT 7:00 A.M. THE MORNING WAVE OF FOLKS 65 AND OLDER WERE PROCESSED. AFTER THEY CLEARED OUT, A SECOND WAVE ROLLED IN. NO COMPLAINTS. >> THEY’RE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB. I’VE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR 40 MINUTES, AND THE LINE IS MOVING FINE. EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY’RE DOING. THANK YO >> BUT THERE WERE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HOW THE BOOSTER SHOT IS BEING HANDLED FOR THE SECOND DOSE. >> BY THIS TIME, ALL THE PHARMACIES SHOULD HAVE IT AVAILABLE. >> FOLKS HAVE TOLD THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF GETTING THE SECOND SHOT THROUGH THEIR DOCTOR OR PHARMACY, LEAVING MANY IN BOOSTER SHOT LIMBO. >> BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW THAT A PHARMACY WILL HAVE IT NEAR US, HOW FAR WE WILL HAVE TO GO, WILL THEY HAVE THE PHIZER, NOT THE MODERNA? >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE WORKING TO CHANGE THAT AND PROMISE THE HEALTH DEPARTMEN WILL ADMINISTER THAT BOOSTER SHOT. >> THE MESSAGE IS THIS, FOR ANYONE WHO GOT PFIZER, THEY CAN COME BACK HERE AND WE WILL MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR SECOND DOSE. WE WILL REACH OUT TO THEM AND MAKE SURE THEY GET THEIR SECOND DOSE. >> IN THE MEANTIME, MOST FOLKS SEEMED HAPPY TO GET THE VACCINE , GOING WITH THE FLOW, AND FORGIVING. >> BECAUSE THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS AND THEY CAN’T DO SOMETHING AS BIG AS THIS JUST ON A DIME. >> THEY HAVE WRAPPED THINGS UP TODAY, BUT WILL BE BACK TOMORROW AND SATURDAY AND ALL NEXT WEEK

Lake County to begin vaccination appointments

Officials in Lake County announced on Tuesday that they will begin administering some vaccines by appointment. Lake County will begin administering immunizations for the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 12. The Florida Department of Health in Lake County supplied the county with a limited number of vaccines to be distributed in accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priority population to include long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.People can make appointments online beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday here. “Vaccine distribution in Lake County is part of a long-term, multi-faceted state initiative with several existing and developing options for immunization,” said Lake County Board Commission Chairman Sean Parks. “We have been listening to concerns from our community and wanted to expedite appointment-based immunization for our residents and vulnerable seniors.”The Department of Health will continue to distribute its vaccines on a first come, first served basis. People should follow @FlHealthLake on Twitter for more information about that process.

Officials in Lake County announced on Tuesday that they will begin administering some vaccines by appointment.

Lake County will begin administering immunizations for the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine starting Jan. 12. The Florida Department of Health in Lake County supplied the county with a limited number of vaccines to be distributed in accordance with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ priority population to include long-term care facility residents and staff, persons 65 years of age and older, and health care personnel with direct patient contact.

People can make appointments online beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday here.

“Vaccine distribution in Lake County is part of a long-term, multi-faceted state initiative with several existing and developing options for immunization,” said Lake County Board Commission Chairman Sean Parks. “We have been listening to concerns from our community and wanted to expedite appointment-based immunization for our residents and vulnerable seniors.”

The Department of Health will continue to distribute its vaccines on a first come, first served basis. People should follow @FlHealthLake on Twitter for more information about that process.

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