SCHD Pauses Pre-Registration for COVID-19 Vaccinations, Seek Volunteers

by: Scott McCaulley

In a Facebook Post late last week, the Stone County Health Department announces they are putting a pause on pre-registrations for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

According to the post, it states that Staff and Volunteers are dedicated to vaccinating individuals already on the list.

Health Department officials say that in the last week, they have received 500 vaccinations and they expect that in the coming weeks, they will be able to vaccinate 1,000 residents weekly.

The Health Department is also needing more volunteers to help with this effort. Those interested can send an e-mail to Katrinka.Cooksey@lpha.mo.gov for more information.

The complete Facebook Post from the Stone County Health Department is below:
At this time we are no longer taking pre-registrations for the Covid-19 vaccine. We will open it back up, but at this time all our staff and volunteers are dedicated to vaccinating individuals on the list. We apologize and are working hard to get the community vaccinated as quickly as we can. We are only receiving limited quantities of vaccine and are giving the vaccinations as soon as we receive them. We understand everyone is anxious to get their vaccination but please do not call to inquire where you are on our list and when we will get to you. Rest assured if you are on the list we will reach out to you when we are able to vaccinate you. We ask that everyone please be patient. In order to make it through the list quickly we have to take our staff out of the office to run vaccination clinics. We have limited staff available left in the office so at this time some services may be limited.

In the last week we received 500 vaccinations and depleted that supply in a matter of 3 days. In the upcoming weeks we expect to vaccinate 1,000 residents weekly. To do so we need volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please email Katrinka.Cooksey@lpha.mo.gov. Please include name, number, physical restrictions and day/hour availability.

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