Updated at 5 p.m.: All the appointments were gone within an hour, according to the county website
Syracuse, N.Y. — In less than an hour, people snapped up 990 hard-to-come-by appointments for a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine made available today by Onondaga County. The shots will be given Thursday at the Oncenter in downtown Syracuse.
County Executive Ryan McMahon tweeted at about 4 p.m. that the appointments were available. Before 5 p.m., they were all gone.
The county received 900 vials of Moderna vaccine today, just one-quarter of what it had received in previous weeks. From the 900 vials, the county can deliver 990 doses of vaccine, McMahon said.
Appointments go fast, given the scarcity of vaccine supplies this week in Central New York.
McMahon tweeted that the slots were available just after 4 p.m. Twenty minutes later, only half the 990 slots remained. By 4:48 p.m., no appointments remained, according to the website.
When more vaccine becomes available, appointments can be scheduled online at the county vaccine page. Senior citizens or others who are unable to navigate online can call 211.