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Marquette County Health Department will use new pre-registration system for vaccine

The new system allows anyone 65 and older to to put their name on a list for an appointment.
Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 2:57 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) will start using a new pre-registration process for the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, Jan. 25.

The new system starts Monday at 10 a.m. and allows anyone 65 and older to to put their name on a list for an appointment.

Anyone eligible for the vaccine can pre-register online or by calling the health department at 906-475-7847.

The online portal will stay open until further notice on mqthealth.org. Phone lines will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice.

According to the health department, once it knows the vaccine allocation it will receive from the state, MCHD will then call people to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine.

“By keeping the phones open five days a week and the online registration open indefinitely people will eventually be able to get their names on a list,” said Jerry Messana, a health officer for the Marquette County Health Department. “But eventually people will get blocked because there is only 20 lines. All I can tell you is please keep trying and eventually you will get your name on a list.”

MCHD will call people from the pre-registration list on a first come, first serve basis.

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