Marco Island updates vaccine rollout to include residents only, new registration page

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Beach on Marco Island. Credit: WINK News

Registration for the coronavirus vaccine through The City of Marco Island will now be exclusive to those who have proof of residence in the city and continue to meet the state’s criteria to for vaccination, the City announced Tuesday.

During the initial rollout of the vaccine through Marco, anyone with proof of Florida residence and eligibility could register to be vaccinated through the City’s supply.

According to the City’s press release, a new registration page will be open for full-time and seasonal residents of Marco aged 65 and older, and appointments will be assigned
based on zip code and age, with the oldest being first.

How City of Marco Island residents can register for a COVID-19 vaccine:

  1. Full-time and seasonal residents of Marco Island who are 65 and older can
    register at any time at Marco Island’s registration page. This link will also
    be shared on the City website and City social media. The link will remain open
    as this is not a first-come, first-served system
  2. Once the online form is completed, residents will receive an email confirming
    that they are registered for a COVID-19 vaccine on Marco Island and on the
    waiting list. This is not a guarantee of a vaccination appointment
  3. Registrants will then be prioritized for vaccination appointments when
    allocations are received based on Marco Island zip code and age, and will
    receive an email with the appointment time, date, and location
  4. Those who do not receive an appointment slot each week will remain on the
    registration list for future vaccine events with no further action required

According to the City, the number of vaccine appointments will vary from week to week based on the allocation the City receives from Collier County EMS.

The City anticipates several thousand residents registering in this system, and the City says it will typically be allocated only a few hundred vaccines each week. Therefore, Marco Island encourages residents to continue to seek other vaccine appointment opportunities in addition to its registration.

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