Leon County Health Department: 61 percent of Leon seniors vaccinated

Leon County Health Department’s Roberts & Stevens Clinic
Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 12:02:45-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — In their weekly COVID-19 vaccine progress update Thursday, the Leon County health department provided insight into vaccine numbers, shipments and the plan going forward.

The health department said that they have administered 10,933 vaccine doses and have sponsored 14 vaccine clinics so far.

On Feb. 2, the health department said they had more than 5,000 people on the waiting list for the vaccine, but on Thursday they announced that they had cleared the waiting list.

The waiting list reached a peak in late December when the vaccine request waiting list began and grew to more than 16,000 people.

The health department also announced that they have vaccinated a majority of seniors in the county.

"Collectively, Leon County healthcare partners, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and DOH Leon have administered doses now to just over 61 percent of the senior population, 65 years and over in Leon County, based on 2019 census estimates," said the progress update.

The health department said their vaccine forecast includes a shipment of more than 7,000 Pfizer doses, of which they will be transferring a "substantial" number of doses to community health partners.

Eligible residents can start the pre-registration process by clicking here, or by calling (866) 200-3856.

Additionally, there is now a helpline for Leon County residents with questions about the new appointment system and can call (833) 540-2054 for help.