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SECOND DOSES FOR FRIDAY DELAYED

February 17, 2021

DOH-Bay continues to monitor shipment delays in vaccines due to weather nationwide  

Panama City, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Bay County (DOH-Bay) is rescheduling COVID-19 second dose vaccine appointments previously scheduled for Friday, February 19 at the Callaway Arts and Conference Center. This is due to severe weather nationwide delaying shipment of doses. Appointments will be rescheduled for Friday, February 26 at the same time and location as previously scheduled dependent upon dose delivery. DOH-Bay staff will also be calling persons who are affected directly.

“DOH-Bay utilizes all doses received within seven days and because of this we do not have enough doses on hand for these scheduled appointments”, said Sandon S. Speedling, MHS, CPM, CPH, Administrator and Health Officer, DOH-Bay. “Per guidelines second doses can be administered on or after day 28.”

We continue to watch for additional delays in shipment of vaccines due to weather conditions nationwide. This could affect second dose appointments scheduled for next week. We have not yet received first doses for this week due to delays in delivery from winter weather. DOH-Bay will continue to provide information on any changes as quickly as possible.

For updates on COVID-19 vaccination efforts text ‘bayhealth’ to 888777 or visit bit.ly/bayhealthalert. You can also visit Bay.FloridaHealth.gov or follow us on Twitter @FLHealthEmerald.

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