Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Thousands of Wisconsin vaccine appointments have been canceled or delayed because of uncertainty over vaccine supply

From JSOnline:

Mary SpicuzzaMadeline HeimGuy Boulton
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Even with Wisconsin dramatically picking up the pace of vaccinations  — and leading the nation in the average number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered daily — frustration is building as people face canceled appointments, or being told appointments are simply not available.

Vaccine appointments have been rescheduled or canceled this week in Madison and La Crosse, and other providers have slowed or simply stopped scheduling them, as the shortage of vaccine continues to leave people scrambling.

"Due to shortfalls in this week's supply, we need to cancel over 2,400 appointments," read an email from UW Health. "The supply of vaccine we have received from the state so far is just a small fraction of what we need to reach the patients we care for in our community."

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