Vaccine shipments delayed due to winter storms

Collaborator: Rachael Schuit
Published: 02/18/2021, 9:56 PM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(LANSING, Mich.) The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) says that shipments of both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been delayed because of winter storms in Kentucky and Tennessee. “We ask that Michiganders confirm their appointments prior to traveling and to have patience as providers seek to reschedule any appointments,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigan's Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy for Health. “Unfortunately, distribution of the vaccine in this circumstance is simply out of our control." According to an update from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccines from Pfizer were unable to be shipped out on Monday February 15 because of winter storm conditions. Vaccine doses from Moderna were unable to be shipped out on February 15th, 16th, or 17th because of weather conditions. MDHHS officials say they still don't know if Moderna will be shipping out any doses of the vaccine on Friday February 19th.


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