Delay in receiving supply impacts local COVID-19 vaccine clinics

Published 9:37 am Friday, February 19, 2021

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Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) is providing an update on upcoming vaccine clinics throughout the region.

Due to weather related vaccine shipment delays, ARHS will not be announcing first and second dose clinics for the week for February 22-25 at this time. They will provide updated clinic schedules as soon as they are notified of anticipated shipping dates.

ARHS is aware that individuals will need their second doses next week, but noted that second doses can be administered up to six weeks (42 days) following the first dose.

“This unforeseen delay in vaccine arriving to the region due to extreme weather conditions across the United States will impact our vaccine clinics next week,” said R. Battle Betts Jr., ARHS Health Director. “We continue to appreciate everyone’s patience with the vaccine process and we hope to move forward with vaccine clinics as soon as we have notice that vaccine shipments are on their way. Please continue to monitor media outlets for schedule updates.”