Update: COVID Vaccine Appointments Not Available This Week
Posted February 5, 2021 at 9:56 pm by Hayley Day
Update: San Juan County Health and Community Services has received confirmation that San Juan County will not receive the first doses this week. This is due to a state-wide disruption to the supply chain. Reservations will NOT be available at 9 a.m., today, Feb. 8.
From San Juan County
The Washington State Department of Health has delayed their regularly scheduled Friday release of vaccine allocation numbers to vaccine providers across Washington.
This disruption to the usual notification schedule prevents San Juan County from being able to schedule vaccine appointments for the coming week.
Those who are receiving their second doses will NOT be impacted by this situation.
Impacts on other island providers’ vaccine efforts are unknown at this time. Those providers will update patients and others directly.
Hopefully, shipment details are received over the weekend, and appointments for San Juan County vaccine events next week can be released at 9 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8. Originally, appointments were to be released at 5 p.m., Feb. 5.
According to DOH, the cause is due to vaccine providers (not in San Juan County) delivering second doses as first doses, thus disrupting the state-wide supply chain.
At this time there is no guarantee from DOH as to what number of doses will be available for next week
Your patience is appreciated. San Juan County Health & Community Services will be standing by to deliver the first doses as soon as supplies allow.
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