DELAND, Fla. – Officers are gearing up for 3 extra days of vaccinations subsequent week on the Fairgrounds website in DeLand.
Web site leaders say reservations for Monday are already booked, however registration will open up once more at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. These appointments will likely be to schedule vaccinations Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.
“We’re nonetheless not receiving the vaccine as a lot and as shortly as we wish,” mentioned Volusia County Public Safety Director Joe Pozzo in a information launch. “The demand is way better than the provides we’re being offered proper now. We’ve been assured that in time, that can change. However for now, we’re persevering with to deploy the vaccine into the group simply as quickly because it will get right here.”
County leaders mentioned in a information launch they’re anticipating 2,300 doses subsequent week for distribution, roughly 2,000 doses lower than final week.
Nevertheless, extra doses as an alternative will likely be despatched to the Publix areas that are also providing the vaccine in Volusia County. The Publix shops are also anticipated to obtain an extra allotment.
“We perceive the frustration of residents who haven’t been in a position to safe a reservation but,” added Pozzo. “We’re pissed off too. The demand for the vaccine nonetheless far exceeds the provision, which is being managed by the state and federal authorities. However the excellent news is that with every native vaccination occasion, that’s extra individuals getting their photographs and fewer individuals in search of a reservation the subsequent time round.”
Volusia County officers are additionally working with the state on a faith-based vaccine deployment the place native homes of worship will help with getting photographs to individuals 65 and older in minority teams.
“Once we see a possibility to extend our vaccinations within the county, we’re going to try this,” Pozzo mentioned.
Learn beneath for particulars on the vaccination occasion:
Registration opens Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m.
Individuals can register on-line at countyofvolusia.eventbrite.com or name 866-345-0345.
Registrants are required to finish a screening and consent kind previous to receiving a vaccination. Individuals can go to volusiahealth.com/shots to overview and print varieties.
The Florida Division of Well being in Volusia County will return to this location in 28 days to supply the second dose to those that are due.
Vaccine occasion location:
Volusia County Fairgrounds (entrance off Prevatt Avenue)
3150 E. New York Ave., DeLand
Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29
Florida residents 65 years and older.
For questions particular to the Fairgrounds vaccination occasion, together with info on upcoming appointments, name 866-345-0345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday by way of Friday.
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