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COVID-19 vaccine delays leave some questioning second-dose availability – KCRA Sacramento

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Feb 19, 2021

The winter storm that has crippled parts of the country is delaying deliveries of the COVID-19 vaccine.The California Department of Public Health said the vaccines shipped to the state have been delayed.Public health officials in several Northern California counties said they’re tracking supply to make sure they have enough second doses for people.Both Pfizer and Moderna require two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.Some counties and health providers are canceling or postponing clinics due to lack of supply and delays.The delays have some Californians concerned about getting their second dose.“It’s fear and frustration because everybody I speak to has no answers,” said Gloria Jaquez, who got her first dose of the vaccine.Jaquez and her husband received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a drive-thru clinic at Cosumnes Oaks High School last Friday.“They gave me the injections and then told me I was on my own to get the second vaccine,” she said.A spokesperson for the Cosumnes Community Services District, which hosted the clinic, said while there was some confusion, there is a plan to provide second doses.People who received the first dose on Friday, Feb. 12, at the high school, will be contacted and informed they’ll be able to get their second dose at the same time and location on March 12.“I just hope I get my appointment,” Jaquez said. “I’m praying that appointments will come through and that it’s all done.”For Jaquez, that second dose gives her the freedom she’s given up during the pandemic.“I’ll be able to be with my family and my grandson,” she said. “I’ll be able to be with them, again.” Cosumnes Community Services District said people who received their vaccines at Friday’s clinic should be contacted soon.

The winter storm that has crippled parts of the country is delaying deliveries of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The California Department of Public Health said the vaccines shipped to the state have been delayed.

Public health officials in several Northern California counties said they’re tracking supply to make sure they have enough second doses for people.

Both Pfizer and Moderna require two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Some counties and health providers are canceling or postponing clinics due to lack of supply and delays.

The delays have some Californians concerned about getting their second dose.

“It’s fear and frustration because everybody I speak to has no answers,” said Gloria Jaquez, who got her first dose of the vaccine.

Jaquez and her husband received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at a drive-thru clinic at Cosumnes Oaks High School last Friday.

“They gave me the injections and then told me I was on my own to get the second vaccine,” she said.

A spokesperson for the Cosumnes Community Services District, which hosted the clinic, said while there was some confusion, there is a plan to provide second doses.

People who received the first dose on Friday, Feb. 12, at the high school, will be contacted and informed they’ll be able to get their second dose at the same time and location on March 12.

“I just hope I get my appointment,” Jaquez said. “I’m praying that appointments will come through and that it’s all done.”

For Jaquez, that second dose gives her the freedom she’s given up during the pandemic.

“I’ll be able to be with my family and my grandson,” she said. “I’ll be able to be with them, again.”

Cosumnes Community Services District said people who received their vaccines at Friday’s clinic should be contacted soon.

 

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