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West Palm Beach mayor offers support for COVID-19 vaccination efforts

Posted at 2:39 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 14:39:17-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — West Palm Beach's mayor is lending his support to the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Palm Beach County, which have become flooded with requests for appointments since last week.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Mayor Keith James said, "Many residents and business owners have rightly expressed concern and frustration about lengthy wait times and the inability to access appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is being distributed by the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County."

James went onto say he's offering support from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County in their efforts to vaccinate the community.

"The West Palm Beach Fire Department stands by ready, willing and able to help administer the vaccine to City residents," James said in a statement.

In addition, James said he's asked for an allotment of 21,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vaccinate West Palm Beach residents who are 65 and older.

Currently, you can only make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine in Palm Beach County through email.