Vaccine clinics getting a software upgrade, easing registration

Soon it will become easier and faster to register for a COVID-19 vaccine, allowing volunteers to complete other mandatory tasks.

VICTORIA, Texas – On Monday, Feb. 8, County Commissioners plan to finalize budget allocations to receive an upgraded registration software, making it easier for people to get the vaccine.

Currently, Victoria receives about 1,000 – 2,000 vaccine doses per week for distribution.

Even though the registration process has been difficult for some in the past, the county is avidly working on resolving this issue.

The county is working with the city to budget for a software upgrade called Luminare. Ben Zeller, County Judge, mentioned all the benefits this expense will do.

“With this software we’re looking at, we’re going to be able to implement technology to free up probably 20 staff members on the day that we have a vaccine hub and increase our capacity to give out more vaccines. So, it’s going to allow us to do this more effectively. Also one of the big benefits is that it will enable members of the community to get on a wait list. Just to make things more convenient for them,” he said.

Purchasing the upgrade will help the vaccine mass clinics become more efficient, allowing volunteers to work on other mandatory needs.

“We’re purchasing this through a team effort with both the city and the county. Splitting it 50/50, it will be around $48,000 to $49,000 per entity, so close to $100,000 in total,” he explained.

The Commissioner’s Court plans to implement this solution and approve the budget expense on Monday, Feb. 8, hoping the entire operation will only last a little more than 2 weeks.

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