GEORGETOWN, Del.- New systems take time to perfect and that is what volunteers in Georgetown experienced on Saturday.

Computers that gave them access to the Vaccine Administration Management System were not working due to battery issues in the cold, causing a quick switch to paper copies that had to be filled out on-site.

Those leading the vaccination events say it was a learning process and improvements were made. It was smooth sailing for those who came to get vaccinated on Sunday.

Despite some challenges, volunteers work around the clock to ensure those that are eligible get vaccinated. Beebe Healthcare ran half of the lanes with about 100 volunteers assisting over the past two days.

“What we are able to do is develop a roster of essentially the different roles that people can play in our organization,” Executive Vice President/COO Rick Schaffner said. We got a mix across our organization of clinical people and non-clinical people that are able to perform clerical jobs.

Sixteen paramedics and eight staff members from Sussex County Emergency Medical Services ran the other lanes. Public Information Officer Glenn Marshall hopes the vaccines will lead to less patients needing to be treated for the coronavirus and an end to the pandemic.

“We are going to support this mission no matter how we can,” Marshall said. “We continue to treat people out in the field and we do not want to see that. We want people to be safe and we are here to educate them as they get the vaccine.”

Members of the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps also participated at each clinic by assisting in handling the vaccines.