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Leon County DOH nears end of Moderna vaccine supply

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 14:07:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Department of Health says they received 2,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and have administered 1,745 of them. They are no longer accepting new appointments for seniors to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

There is no information as to when they will receive more vaccines.

The statement from DOH reads as follows:

Right now, like many of our neighboring counties, our vaccine supply is indeed limited. 2,500 doses were delivered to us on December 22.

We are following the Governor's executive order to administer vaccinations to those who are 65 and older, but we have no information on when we may be receiving another shipment.

While DOH-Leon is committed to providing vaccine[s] to each priority group and to the general public as soon as possible, much of these plans are dependent on vaccine supply.

As for issues that [are] coming up, the message we would like to communicate to residents of Leon County, especially our seniors, is to be patient. We want them aware that our appointment line is currently overwhelmed, and we are not accepting incoming calls to schedule appointments. Resident[s] can go online and request an appointment. We have those forms on our homepage: http://leon.floridahealth.gov/index.html [leon.floridahealth.gov] It is important that our senior community knows that vaccine is only available by appointment and that no walk-ups are accepted at our vaccine locations

We will provide updates as they become available on our website and social media platforms.

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