COVID vaccination clinics canceled, shipment of doses won’t arrive in time

WWNY COVID vaccination clinics canceled, shipment of doses won’t arrive in time

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Jefferson County Public Health Service is canceling COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for this Wednesday and Thursday.

According to public health officials, the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine targeting individuals in Phase 1B will not be received this week as anticipated.

The county was expecting a shipment of somewhere between 400 and 1,000 doses of the vaccine. So, officials signed up 600 people to come to the clinics.

On Tuesday, the county learned the shipment will have 100 doses.

“Every, you know, little knee-jerk like this, hiccup we have, just bogs the process down,” said Scott Gray, Jefferson County Board of Legislators chairman.

When JCPHS receives future doses, clinics will be scheduled.

People who registered for the two clinics will be contacted individually through email.

The JCPHS website, www.jcphs.org, will contain announcements of future clinics and links to register for an appointment.

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