COVID-19 vaccine: Department of Health in Putnam County closes vaccine registrations temporarily

COVID-19 vaccine: Department of Health in Putnam County closes vaccine registrations temporarily
(Matt Slocum/AP)

PALATKA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health - Putnam County issued the following update about its vaccination process for those aged 65 and older:

“The Department of Health in Putnam County has temporarily closed registration for the vaccine due to signups exceeding the department’s initial 10,000 registrations cap.

“If you have already pre-registered please be patient as we will continue scheduling appointments as more vaccine becomes available to Putnam County. If possible we will re-open registration once the first group of 10,000 registrants complete their vaccinations.”

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HOW TO STAY INFORMED:

For more information, visit the DOH Putnam website. In the future, the Putnam County Emergency Operations Center will be using the PutnamAlert.com system (caller ID # will reflect 88911) to send text messages to County residents with information about the vaccination effort and a link for registration, consent/screening and vaccine information forms. If citizens are concerned they may have received a form of spam, they can call (386) 329-1904 (option #1) and speak with a call taker.

At this time, no other age groups or occupations are being included in the vaccination effort. If there are any questions about this process, please contact the DOH-Putnam at (386) 329-1904 (option #1).

Click here for more information from Florida Department of Health in Putnam County.