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City of Midway to start door-to-door vaccination for seniors

The effort is a partnership with the Gadsden County Health Department
Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 23:15:57-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)  — The City of Midway has a new strategy to get more seniors in Gadsden county vaccinated.

Limited staffing and no sites to distribute the vaccinations are some of the reasons why city leaders in Midway had to re-think their plan to get seniors vaccinated.

The city is partnering with the Gadsden County Health Department to register seniors for the COVID-19 vaccine.

So far, the county has seen more than 600 COVID-19 cases in people 65 and up.

City Manager Linda Dilworth said many seniors in Midway don't have transportation to the vaccination sites in Quincy, so they came up with a door-to-door option.

"The solution became if we can't work or orchestrate a system of vaccinations to make sure that those can come to us then we'll go to them," said Dilworth.

Dilworth said those who sign up will receive the Moderna vaccine.

They will then return to give them a second dose after their 21-day waiting period.

Vaccinations start this Monday and go throughout the week.

To register the city asks that residents call city hall at 850-574-2355 or email klewis@midwayfl.com.