Since opening the vaccines to ages 75 and up last Friday, EAMC has received 2,515 appointment requests. The hospital’s call center began placing outbound calls on Monday to schedule appointments and the initial patients from this age bracket received their first of two doses today.
“We will have given around 300 first doses to this group by Friday,” said Atkinson, noting that the second dose takes place three weeks later. “We already had a lot of the time slots for this week filled because of our employees coming back for their second dose. We’re currently able to give about 300 shots a day, so we will be ramping up vaccinations to senior adults next week.”
As a reminder, EAMC officials are asking that residents of Lee, Macon and Chambers counties who are age 75 and older be registered through the following link: https://apps.eamc.org/Secure/VaccineRegistration. Family or friends can complete the request form for the patient in just a matter of minutes. Once you submit the form, the site will take you to a confirmation page.