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Kinney Drugs in Watertown. Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Kinney Drugs opened COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people aged 65 and older Wednesday afternoon, but the slots quickly filled up. 

The pharmacy website opened at about 2:30 p.m. Just before 5 p.m., a notification was released that the available slots were full. 

“COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now full,” the notice reads. “We sincerely apologize if you were unable to secure an appointment at this time. Please rest assured that Kinney will open additional appointments as soon as we confirm our vaccine allocations. You will be the first to know when additional appointments are open!”

Appointments for the second dose of the vaccine will be made when the first dose is administered, a Kinney spokesperson wrote in the email asking people not to make second appointments on their own.

Walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations without an appointment are not allowed at any pharmacies or sites at this point.

This round of appointments is only open to individuals over the age of 65, this threshold was lowered from age 75 after the state moved to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.

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Eagle24

Ramping up the vaccination process is going to take time and patience... Kinney's and hospital clinics aren't equipped to handle the mass of vaccinations we need. Open fire halls...legions ... school gyms...auditoriums...church halls...as consistently scheduled vaccination sites... every day would best...every other day at least...utilize Drum's medical staffing... retired nurses and Drs... Utilize volunteers to transport elderly who don't drive to/from sites.. It's a war as such it needs a war against our elderly, it needs a war like effort!!!

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