Polk Testing Online Vaccine Portal as 1,000 Seniors Get Shots

Polk County is testing an online portal for COVID-19 vaccine appointments that it hopes to launch soon, News Channel 8 reports. The news came Tuesday as roughly 1,000 people age 65 and older were vaccinated in a drive-through clinic at Polk State College’s Lakeland campus; they had registered last week on a day when an overloaded phone system meant busy signals for thousands more. | ALSO: Ledger coverage