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Marion County DOH suspends its COVID-19 vaccine signups

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST
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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Marion County has temporarily suspended its COVID-19 vaccine sign ups.

The county department of health made that announcement on its Twitter. According to the county, it has suspended the registration because it has exceeded its 50,000 cap.

“We’re capping the number of people included in this first round of signups to allow for staff to work through the current list of registrants and get them fully vaccinated,” said Department of Health in Marion County Administrator Mark Lander. “We will re-open registration once the first group of 50,000 registrants completes their vaccinations.”

DOH-Marion’s schedulers are calling registrants in the order in which their signups were received. The department warns that due to the number of people registered, it will take weeks to sift through the list to schedule appointments. The first appointments will be on Tues. Jan. 5.

The health department will be vaccinating with both the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines in the weeks ahead.

According to the press release, the department asks for people to refrain from calling them if you have signed up and have yet to hear back. DOH Marion continues to experience high call volume, which is making it difficult to receive calls and for their employees to make calls

“People who have signed up in the system will get a call back once the vaccine is available and a time and location is set for them to receive it,” Lander said. “Please know that we are not sitting on any vaccine here. As soon as vaccination opportunities become available, we are scheduling those vaccination appointments.”

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