The Green Lake County Health Department is changing the way appointments are scheduled for upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics, according to a press release.
In addition, the health department was notified last week Friday that it would receive 200 doses of vaccine this week for the general public and 20 doses for one Community-Based Residential Facilities that has not yet been vaccinated.
“We will provide vaccines to that facility’s residents and their staff this week,” Green Lake County Health Officer Kathy Munsey said.
Currently, Green Lake County Public Health Nurse Rachel Prellwitz says the health department has been keeping a wait list for individuals wanting a COVID-19 vaccine.
“Once our weekly vaccine allocation is known, staff then calls these individuals to schedule appointments,” she said, noting there are currently over 1,500 people on the wait list. “This process has proven to be inefficient for our staff to make the many phone calls needed to fill vaccine appointments since many people on the list have already received their vaccine elsewhere.”
Over the next several weeks –– depending on vaccine amounts received –– Green Lake County Health Department staff will continue this process to schedule appointments via the wait list for anyone currently needing a vaccine, Prellwitz noted.
“We will not be adding new persons to the wait list as of Feb. 15,” she said.
Once the wait list individuals have all been scheduled for their vaccine appointments, the Green Lake County Health department will be taking appointments on a first call basis each week for eligible vaccine recipients.
Prellwitz added that more information on the process will be released after the wait list has been completed.
If individuals are on the Green Lake County Health Department wait list and have already received your COVID-19 vaccine elsewhere, please call the health department at 920-294-4070 so that we may remove your name.