It goes quicker when people registered. However, Suffoletto said if there are still many available spots the clinics on Friday and Saturday also may be opened to walk-ins.
The reason there were so many empty chairs at Thursday’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic is twofold, Suffoletto said.
First, there is a lot more vaccine available with ramped up production, and there are more providers as well, he said.
“Also there was that initial rush of people who were really anxious to get it. And that was a large amount of people. … But during that process that did cause a little bit of a backlog where it was hard for people to get through and register,” he said.
Some people who had trouble registering may have decided to wait until later.
“Well, if you’re waiting until later, now is later. We have plenty of availability,” Suffoletto said.
In Ohio, 36% of people have at least started the vaccine, and in Montgomery County that number is close to the state level at 35.5%, according to Ohio Department of Health statistics.
For more information, go to https://www.phdmc.org/coronavirus-updates/439-covid-19-vaccination-information.
There were plenty of vaccines and no lines on Thursday at the coronavirus vaccine clinic at the Dayton Convention Center. JIM NOELKER/STAFF