Vaccination tent photo

The Franklin County Health Department now has a tent to protect those receiving COVID-19 vaccines from inclement weather. However, vaccine supplies for Monday's inoculations were not available, interrupting the schedule. When vaccinations began Wednesday, the Health Department's parking area was a busy place with an extensive line of residents waiting to receive vaccinations.

The COVID-19 vaccine has been in limited supply in Franklin County with a shortage on Monday halting the day's planned inoculation period.

Vaccinations were to be given at the Franklin County Health Department, on Joyce Lane in Winchester, today from 1-4 p.m. However, the vaccine shortage interrupted the schedule.

Amanda Goodhard, Health Department public information officer, said that supplies would be arriving soon, and the schedule will resume as quickly as possible.

The initial schedule was Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m.

Vaccinations took place Saturday at Franklin County High School with the schedule extending from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However the 300 available doses quickly ran out with the inoculation period stopping at about noon.

A post on the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency's Facebook page said that emergency and health officials have been working together diligently to ensure the vaccinations go as smoothly as possible.

"The staff at the Franklin County Heath Department has been working long hours in difficult circumstances," the post said, adding that staff members should be commended for their efforts.

Further updates on the vaccination schedule will be posted at heraldchronicle.com.