Escambia County male travels over 3 hours to get COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be in higher-demand for individuals 65 and older in Florida.

The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be in higher-demand for individuals 65 and older in Florida.

The Dept. of Overall health states about 1.4 million seniors in the condition have received their COVID-19 vaccine so significantly. These who haven’t,  hop on the net each time appointments open up or hold out anxiously on the state’s waitlist.

Channel 3 spoke with a person who did both of those.

William Lollar, who life in Escambia County, says he searched on the net for weeks to discover an appointment with no luck. He also registered with the condition who identified as him previous 7 days to e-book an appointment. 

The catch was, he experienced to drive more than three several hours just one-way to Port St. Joe to get it.

He claims he will make the generate once more to get the 2nd dose at the very same spot. It is really one thing he claims he was not expecting, but tells Channel 3 it is worthy of it.

“If you have the suggests, and can afford the vacation — you know, the fuel income, it truly is very a prolonged vacation, and in a full-sized pickup truck it is really not low-cost to go there and again. But you know, I am retired and have all the time in the globe to do it. I preferred it, and I guess it really is a issue of how poorly do you want to get the vaccine, and I was ready to do it,” claimed Lollar.

The Dept. of Wellness tells Channel 3 they advise sufferers get both equally doses at the exact locale. They say this makes certain they receive the appropriate vaccine. The well being dept. suggests it also will help their workplace schedule appointments and helps make positive they have adequate doses.

The most up-to-date details from the Florida Dept. of Wellbeing states over 2 million people today signed up on their COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Process. They say counties can choose-in on a every day basis.

So considerably, the wellbeing department says 15 concluded the switch  to their method.