Global Medical Response Suspends COVID-19 Vaccines in Sumter County Due to National Vaccine Shortage


Global Medical Response (GMR), announced today that it has suspended the operation of the mass vaccination site in Sumter County Florida due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the national supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sumter County residents who have received their first-round vaccination or have registered for a vaccine appointment with GMR’s SafeRestart Program will receive important information about the vaccine distribution via their email address on file. Here is what residents need to know:
  • If you received an appointment for your second dose, your appointment will remain as scheduled until further notice. If we do not receive the necessary doses, we will reschedule your second vaccination appointment.
  • All 7,500 scheduled appointments for first doses, including those who received scheduling codes but have not yet scheduled, have been placed on hold until we receive adequate supply of the vaccine.
  • If you have registered but have not yet received a scheduling code, you will remain waitlisted in the order received. Rest assured, you will not lose your place on our registry.
  • We will continue to process registrations for vaccines and place individuals on the waitlist to adequately assess demand and report those totals to the Florida Department of Health.

GMR teams are committed to the Sumter County community's needs and are working closely with the State of Florida Department of Emergency Management and the Florida Department of Health. GMR is prepared to resume vaccinations as soon as we receive notice that vaccine doses are available.