Levy County will participate in the new statewide vaccine registration system beginning Feb. 8, according to Levy County Emergency Management.
Levy County made the announcement late Friday, hours after the state announced a system designed to streamline the registrations for Floridians over 65 and for frontline healthcare workers. It allows people to get a spot in line, then the system will notify them when a local appointment becomes available.
Levy County will continue to use its regular registration process through the first week in February, according to David Peaton, Levy County Emergency Management’s assistant director.
“People can begin pre-registering now [using the new system], but the next round of appointments will be filled beginning Monday by calling the 352-486-5300 phone number,” Peaton said in an email statement. “After that, they will begin using the pre-registered contacts through the new system.”
Peaton said the new system is a running list, so it “may take quite a bit of time” between pre-registration and actually receiving an appointment. The appointment timeline will depend on the number of vaccines the state sends the county, Peaton said.
For those who would like to pre-register on the state system, you can visit the website or call 866-200-9610
Levy County’s decision is the opposite of Alachua County, which announced yesterday that it would not participate in the statewide system. The county told Alachua residents to not use the statewide system, citing its standing among state leaders in per capita vaccine rates.