Lake County resumes COVID-19 vaccinations after receiving 12K doses

Lake County officials have resumed COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday after closing this week because they ran out of doses. 

Department of Health officials said they received 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and began vaccinating again at 9 a.m. at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center.

The county was having trouble distributing vaccines all week because they have been waiting for more doses.  

They opened up last week for people who made appointments by phone, but the county quickly decided to switch to a first-come, first-served distribution model because of problems with registration -- and they say it worked better for them with COVID-19 testing.

Now that the Department of Health in Lake County has received additional doses, officials say they're going to distribute vaccines on a day-by-day basis.

"We aren’t neccesarily going to be open every single day here," Department of Health Lake County Adminstrator Aaron Kissler said. "There are things that happen. We have weather. We have staffing stuff happen. We have a facility – certain days are better than others at the facility even. So there are days that we’re going to be able to take less or more but this schedule allows us to flex."

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Officials are asking people to be patient with the lines that are expected.

Lake County says they have some scheduling software that they will be implementing within the next couple of weeks. 

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