By Susan Hardee Steger
January 15, 2021
After close to nine hours, the new Nassau County COVID-19 waitlist process opened for the first time today and added 6,872 people to its vaccine waitlist system. As far as we know, the easy to use system worked extremely well (click here to view). The COVID-19 Help Desk manned the phones for those with no computer access to add names to the list. (COVID-19 Help Desk at 904-548-0900).
Once you are on the waitlist, sit back and relax. When a shipment of vaccines is received, a random sorting of waitlist names will take place and emails will be sent alerting the first round of individuals selected. If someone does not respond to the email, NCEM will call the individual.
The number of people selected for the first round of vaccines depends on the number of doses received.
According to Public Information Officer Dave Richardson, the COVID-19 Help Desk will be opened Saturday, January 16, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Call the COVID-19 Help Desk at 904-548-0900 for questions or to sign up for the waitlist if you are unable to signup via mobile phone or computer.
The new system was developed by the Nassau County Emergency Management team after the waitlist suggestion was made at a Board Of County Commission meeting.