Leon County Health Department says it may be weeks to implement state vaccine preregistration system

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Jan 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 13:40:02-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Health Department announced Saturday that the new statewide COVID-19 vaccine preregistration system announced the day before could take weeks to implement in the county.

"Although Leon County residents 65 and over can sign up now by visiting [the website]," said the release. "It may be weeks before we are able to implement the system and for them to get a vaccine appointment."

The changes to come will not impact those who have made vaccine requests through the DOH-Leon COVID-19 call center or registered a vaccine request online, DOH-Leon said.

People who registered in the DOH-Leon system should have received an automated alert on Jan. 8 letting them know their request for an appointment was received.

DOH-Leon said they have representatives following up to notify people who could not be reached.

Those who have already requested a vaccine appointment through DOH-Leon do not need to sign up for the new COVID-19 vaccine waiting list.

Those still wanting to schedule a vaccine appointment can do so by clicking here, or by calling (866) 200-3856 and for those needing TTY access (833) 476-1455.