SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – Nasty weather across the country is delaying the arrival of new COVID-19 vaccines, and local health workers are making do with what they have.
The recent storms have caused major problems for the health officials in Utah as well.
Some agencies, like the Weber-Morgan Health Department, will have to postpone some of their second-dose appointments because of the shipping delays. However, other local health boards aren’t seeing that problem.
Officials in Summit County decided to use second doses as first doses, and they thought they would have to postpone some second appointments. However, County Spokesperson Krachel Fullmer reported they were able to reposition some medications, so they won’t need to push back anyone’s scheduled vaccination.
Fullmer said, “Later this week, we fully anticipate being able to replace those doses.” She believes they might get their expected allotment of COVID-19 vaccines by Friday.
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