Everyone is grappling for their position to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and the demand is testing local health departments.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Craig Honeycutt noted it’s a challenging and fluid situation.
Commissioner Joe Daughtery called the process for getting the vaccine out to residents “a nightmare” and says costs are “astronomical.”
Honeycutt says county staff was meeting Tuesday to work on the process for inoculating the county’s citizens.
That includes setting up locations for where the mass vaccinations will occur once the county receives more shipments of the COVID vaccine.
Honeycutt also thanked the county staff for their continued efforts during the complicated process to set up vaccinations.
Tuesday evening, the county announced that starting Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the Wayne County Health Department will be conducting public vaccinations at The Maxwell Center for individuals who have an appointment scheduled through the county’s COVID-19 vaccination hotline.
A total of 1,500 doses will be distributed Wednesday through Friday at The Maxwell Center.