Summit County Public Health will switch to a lottery-based system March 1 to schedule coronavirus vaccine appointments.
The agency said in a Feb. 22 release that it has experienced a very high demand of phone calls and web contacts alerting us to the challenges in securing a vaccine appointment.
“Due to the extensive demand, our phone and Internet systems have struggled to keep up during our weekly scheduling sessions,” SCPH spokesperson Marlene Martin said in the release. “In an effort to reduce frustrations, SCPH is going to switch over to a lottery system that pulls a computer-generated random sample from our vaccine registry who will receive instructions on how to schedule an appointment. Please note that individuals do not need to re-register in this system to be considered for the lottery.”
Those that have not registered can do so at https://www.scph.org/covid/vaccine