Millennium Physician Group creates COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration website

Published: March 16, 2021 5:24 PM EDT
Updated: March 16, 2021 6:31 PM EDT

If you’re still in search of a COVID-19 vaccine, get ready to add your name to another waiting list. Millennium Physician Group will be adding a callback list into the mix.

Millennium Physician Group is following the governor’s guidelines of vaccinating people aged 60 and over, those with underlying conditions, and teachers and first responders. When there’s a shot, they can come and get it – if they’ve put their name on the list and they’re a patient of the group.

Many of you have felt frustration, anger and stress in regards to missing out on COVID-19 vaccine appointments that are often gone in minutes, but now, Millennium Physician Group is offering its patients another option. The practice has set up a preregistration website.

“This is very different than what the viewers have become accustomed to,” said Dr. Alejandro Perez-Trepichio, chief medical officer at Millennium. “This preregistration is not something you have to rush into, say you only have a limited amount of spots or timing. This can be done 24/7.”

Once a patient registers, Millennium will call or text the patient when a shot is available. Patients are allowed to choose the time, date and location.

“We don’t want people to say, at least in our community, to say, ‘Oh, I have to be extremely knowledgeable about technology,'” Perez-Trepichio said. “This is a very simple basic registration process and all we’re asking is do you really want the vaccine?”

Millennium Physician Group typically gets a weekly allotment of vaccines but the number is not guaranteed. Signing up, however, is easy.

“The medical community and everybody has one goal in mind and that is to get vaccines into everybody,” he said.

As for Lee Health, at the moment they have no plans for a pre-registration system. NCH also has no plans to let patients sign up. Doctors say at this time, they will continue to call patients who they decide need the vaccine when they have the supply to do so.