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Cayuga County moves away from electronic scheduling for COVID shots after issues with state system

Over the last several days counties have been announcing changes to the way they will handle COVID-19.

Most recently, Seneca County health officials outlined the procedural changes they would make as the state moved away from traditional pandemic era measures.

Now, health officials in Cayuga County are adjusting its COVID-19 vaccination clinics. This comes after experiencing difficulties with the state’s registration system, according to The Citizen.

This week Nancy Purdy, Cayuga County’s director of community health services, told other officials that clinics will be open to walk-ins and electronic scheduling will no longer be used.

She said the decision came down to efficiency.

“We are going to stay in tune to what the public needs and what kind of response we’re getting,” Purdy added, according to The Citizen. Cayuga County has a vaccination rate of under 60%, which has remained flat over the last several weeks.