COVID-19 vaccine appointments going unused in Utah County

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The Utah County Health Department reported an excess amount of COVID-19 vaccine appointment slots in Utah County in the last week.

“We monitored it over the weekend, kept posting on social about it, and it was kind of filling but not as quickly as we would like. We did end up with about 200 unused appointment slots on Monday,” said Aislynn Tolman-Hill, the health department’s public information officer.

The excess appointments in the county signal that the health department’s vaccination schedule will soon transition from the first phase into the second. According to the Utah County Health Department website, the first phase includes anyone who is a non-hospital healthcare worker, assisted living staff, K-12 public school staff and first responders.

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