Feb 19, 2021 5:22 PM

Savannah COVID vaccine clinic rescheduled for Monday

Posted Feb 19, 2021 5:22 PM

By WHITNEE ICE

St. Joseph Post

A mass vaccination clinic schedule in Savannah today for those who already have received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot has been rescheduled for Monday.

Health Administrator Andrew Hoffman with the Andrew County Health Department says this clinic is only for those who have already received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

"It's only the people that came to our mass vaccination event on the 29th of January and then we had some doses we needed to finish up and we finished them up on Sunday the 31st, so those two groups of people are the ones the second doses are for," Hoffman tells St. Joseph Post.

Hoffman says it has been very difficult getting ahold of people the last few days to schedule their appointments.

"There's 2,400 plus people that we needed to contact and of course not everybody's standing by their phone so we've had to make a lot of recalls and return calls," says Hoffman.

Hoffman says the department hopes to schedule everyone for the same time next week as their vaccination was scheduled for this week.

"We're trying to be very clear that it's important that they show up at their appointment not prior to because if people show up to soon it causes traffic problems and it and it causes issues for the entire day so if they show up at their appointment time it's a smoother operation and we can get people through faster and have less waiting."