An online wait list has been created in Bell County to streamline the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need and want it most.

According to a report from our news partners at KWTX, the Bell County Public Health District created an online waitlist that is linked to vaccine centers, so that individuals wishing to be vaccinated can be contacted when there are remaining doses in Killeen or Temple.

Americans across the country are looking to protect themselves against COVID-19 with the vaccine, but confusion over who qualifies is widespread.

Currently to be eligible to receive the vaccine, you must fall into the first two phases of the states distribution plan. Those eligible include frontline healthcare workers, seniors over the age of 65, and residents and employees of long-term care facilities.

Those who wish to be vaccinated and meet the eligibility requirements in Bell County should schedule an appointment with the Killeen or Temple vaccination clinic. At the end of each day, those on the waitlist may be contacted if there are any unused vaccinations available.

“The idea is to continue the process of not wasting any vaccines, as, once a vial is opened, we only have a certain amount of time to get that vaccine into an arm and this waitlist will help ensure that we continue to get that done,” stated County Judge David Blackburn.

Pfizer is the vaccine being used in Bell County for COVID-19, and does require a second dose to be administered. Hopefully with this new online waitlist things will go a lot smoother for those in the remaining phases, and when the time comes for the second dose to be administered.

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