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Utah catching up on vaccine appointments rescheduled due to winter storm

Posted at 6:11 AM, Feb 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 08:26:08-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A winter storm last week caused delays in COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Utah and forced some vaccine clinics to reschedule their appointments.

One Wednesday, the Southwest Utah Public Health Department announced its vaccination clinic in St. George had to delay its Thursday, February 18 appointments "due to severe weather that has impacted shipping from out-of-state."

SWUPHD's appointments were rescheduled for February 22, 25 and 27.

The Weber-Morgan Health Department also had to reschedule its February 18 appointments, which were moved to February 22. WMHD held its February 19 second-dose appointments as scheduled, but they announced a temporary scheduling hold until vaccine shipments resume.

Utahns age 65 and older are eligible to receive vaccines and can check with their local health departments for availability. Several local pharmacies and stores—including Dan's, Dick's, Harmons, Fresh Market, Maceys, Smith's and Walmart—are also offering vaccines. The healthcare company Nomi is another source for COVID-19 vaccines in Utah.

Click here to visit the State of Utah's Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution page for contact and scheduling information.

Utah has now distributed more than 607,000 vaccines, including over 83,000 in the past week.