Vaccine Doses Delayed
Bad Weather Elsewhere the Cause
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (February 17, 2021)—Due to the severe weather in other parts of the nation, shipments of Moderna vaccine are delayed. It remains unclear when providers will receive their allocation for this week. As a result, several providers have already or will be canceling scheduled appointments due to a lack of vaccine.
Mohave County Health Director Denise Burley says “we have worked diligently to increase the percentage of vaccine administered in our county and established protocols to ensure providers only order what can be utilized within seven days. While this is a positive change, it also presents a problem when vaccine shipments are delayed, as inventory is extremely limited and few to no appointments are available.”
The county just expanded today (February 17) for vaccination appointments to include 65 Years & Older and Educators/Child Care workers. The county will closely monitor the situation and inform the public when changes occur.