TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County is rolling out a new coronavirus vaccine registry amid frustration over the original process.
Angelia Valdez is one of dozens of seniors telling 8 On Your Side that they are spending hours last week trying to get to plan their vaccination in Hillsborough County. She says, “I was online all day Monday. Oh god, it was like hours maybe five or six hours. ”
The website crashed and phone lines were crowded when individuals signed up for the county’s first vaccination round last week. The county has 9,000 doses of the vaccine they begin administering on Wednesday. Agreements are mandatory.
Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director Timothy Dudley says, “Be patient. We work hard to give you a good solution. “A new registration system is in place for the second round of shooting. Now there are certain times for seniors in different age groups to book an appointment.
Individuals can sign up from Tuesday using an online CDR HealthPro portal at the following times:
- Residents aged 85 and over can book an appointment between 8 and at
- Residents aged 75 to 84 can book an appointment between 1
- Residents aged 65 to 74 can book an appointment between 14 and 16
- After kl. 17, any resident 65 years of age or older can reserve remaining slots while appointments remain available.
Each age category has a specific number of shots reserved for their group:
- 2,000 agreements for individuals 85+
- 3,000 agreements for individuals 74 to 84
- 4,000 agreements for people from 65 to 74
Health leaders are ready to distribute the vaccine at three locations from January 13 to January 15.
- Vance Vogel Sports Complex: 13012 Bullfrog Creek Road, Gibsonton
- Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds: 2700 W. Risk Street, Plant City
- Ed Radice Sports Complex: 14720 Ed Radice Drive, Tampa
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Individuals without Internet access can call 850-848-5287 to schedule and make an appointment.