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The Villages Vaccination Site Suspends Appointments

Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a new mass vaccination site in The Villages Tuesday morning.
Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a new mass vaccination site in The Villages Tuesday morning.

The vaccine's Colorado-based medical transport company cited "unforeseen circumstances" for the delay; 7,500 people with appointments to get their first dose must now wait.

A new COVID-19 vaccination site in The Villages had to shut down over the weekend, leaving thousands of seniors with appointments but no shots.

The drive-thru site opened last Tuesday with a press conference as Gov. Ron DeSantis promoted a seniors-first approach.

Officials said patients will be notified by email; 7,500 people had appointments to get their first dose.

In a statement, Global Medical Response blamed “unforeseen circumstances surrounding the national supply of COVID-19 vaccines.”

The Colorado-based medical transport company is working with the state to immunize people in the huge retirement community.

And GMR wants to reassure those who have signed up that they will not lose their place in line.

The company is ready to restart immunizations when more doses are available.

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