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Mayor joins health leaders for COVID-19 vaccine update

Posted at 7:40 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 19:40:56-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Mayor John Dailey hosted a virtual meeting with local health and community leaders on vaccine distribution for the coming weeks.

Representatives from local hospitals say they're pleased with vaccination efforts so far, especially with about 8,000 of the 11,000 vaccines provided to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare having already reached healthcare workers and seniors in our area.

But, as Capital Regional Health Care CEO Alan Keesee explains, the most common concern raised during the meeting was timing.

"The most difficult thing to manage the vaccine distribution is the uncertainty of when we'll get the next doses," said Keesee. "Our second round of Moderna doses start next week. We're hopeful they will show up and we will get the doses to the health care workers that need them. But that has been the biggest opportunity that we've echoed to AHCA and others, just to sure up that supply chain."

The need for centralized community communication on vaccination efforts also emerged as a top priority during the meeting, with TMH representatives looking toward the possibility of providing a weekly town hall meeting for the public.