County health department scrambles to reschedule appointments after weather delays vaccine shipments

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Like many other COVID-19 vaccination sources across the nation, the La Porte County Health Department is playing catch-up after the bad weather delayed vaccine shipments over the weekend. The health department issued this release on Friday, Feb. 18:

Due to the recent severe weather that has affected much of the country and disrupted shipping services, the La Porte County Health Department will not be receiving its weekly allotment of the COVID-19 vaccine as planned. This has forced us to reschedule appointments that were originally scheduled for afternoon of Friday, Feb. 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on; all day Saturday, Feb. 20; and all day Monday, Feb. 22. These appointments are all in the process of being rescheduled as follows:

— Saturday appointments will be moved to the same times on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

— Monday appointments will be moved to the same times on Thursday, Feb. 25.

— Friday’s appointments will be rescheduled throughout the week.

Every attempt will be made to contact all appointment holders about the changed appointment times.

If you had an appointment scheduled, you will be rescheduled the week of February 22.

Second doses of vaccine can be administered between 28-42 days after the first dose, so there is no concern in the delay of this rescheduled appointment if it is for your second dose.

For additional information, please call the La Porte County Health Department at 219-325-5563.

2 Responses to “County health department scrambles to reschedule appointments after weather delays vaccine shipments”

  1. FRED

    Feb 19. 2021

    Got my second shot Wednesday and want to compliment the Health Department for the great organization nd efficiency of the site. GREAT WORK…

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  2. Mantford Hawkins

    Feb 22. 2021

    Got first phyneric shot at pipkin, called number on back of vac card for 2nd shot, have not heard a word for 2nd shot..
    Was due 2nd shot Feb. 13.
    HELP
    Mantford Hawkins
    Virginia Hawkins
    901 581 9779
    901 581 7450
    THANKS

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