Brevard County out of COVID-19 vaccines after distributing 4K doses as demand continues to grow

Video: Brevard County out of COVID-19 vaccines after distributing 4K doses as demand continues to grow

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine that were delivered to Brevard County last week have already been distributed.

Health First and Omni Healthcare administered the doses by appointment to seniors and frontline health care workers.

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The last of the 4,000 vaccines were administered Monday.

Omni Healthcare already had a list of patients waiting on appointments, and it took Health First less than 90 minutes to fill its slots.

“Covid came to this country and turned us upside down and through science hard work we’ve developed vaccines and we got them here in record time and I feel absolutely safe about it,” said Brevard County resident David McGinty.

At both hospitals, patients were watched closely for any potential adverse reactions to the vaccine.

Both Health First and Omni Healthcare said they have the ability to vaccinate many more, but they need more vaccines.

“We’re hoping no longer than next week or the week after we’ll be able to achieve our goal of vaccinating 5,000 to 10,000 people per day in Brevard County,” Dr. Craig Deligdish with Omni Healthcare said.

See the full report in the video above.