TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Some people 75 and older told WTVA they are having to wait long periods of time before they’re able to get registered over the phone for a vaccine.
The Mall at Barnes Crossing is the new site for coronavirus vaccinations, after moving from the Lee County Health Department.
The parking lot next to the Sear’s building was covered up with people in line in their cars to get their vaccinations.
WTVA got to speak with a few people about what it was like signing up, especially concerning people’s options if they don’t have access to the internet.
“My wife did it,” John Wade said.
People like Wade lined up around the side of the mall to get the Moderna coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
His wife registered him for the vaccine, and on the day of, he had to wait in a really long line.
“I’ve been in it an hour,” said Jerry Nixon.
Nixon was also signed up to get a coronavirus vaccination.
When he registered, he said he had to get some help from his daughter.
“I didn’t know how to do it on the internet,” Nixon said.
After calling in, he was able to get someone on the phone to help him with it.
Some said it can take a little while before they can get someone on the busy hotline,.
“It wasn’t too bad, I had to call two or three times to be able to talk to somebody, but I finally got it.”
Despite waiting and delay times because of the snow on Monday, he said as long as he gets what he came for, it’ll be fine.
“If I get my shot, it’ll work out OK.”
A person from the Emergency Management Agency told WTVA that people at the site outside the Mall at Barnes Crossing will give vaccinations Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:00 in the afternoon.