The Florida Department of Health in Osceola County announced Wednesday that it is temporarily closing registrations for the Moderna vaccine after utilizing its allotment of vaccine from the state.
Officials said that the quantity of vaccine released from the state is far short of the amount needed and that vaccinations will resume as more vaccine is received in the coming weeks and months.
On Wednesday residents looking to make appointments to get the vaccine reported phone lines were down.
Officials said the outage was due to higher than normal call volume.
Health officials said as people wait for new shipments of the vaccine to arrive, it is important to remember to continue COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing a face covering, practicing good personal hygiene, social distancing and limiting the size of group gatherings.
Residents can find updates on COVID-19 vaccine availability in Osceola County here.
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