Vaccine “Shopping” Taking Up Slots For Shots
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Health officials in a couple of Utah counties are concerned about residents who are “shopping” for vaccines. They schedule multiple slots for their shot, keep the earliest appointment, and do not cancel the others.
Both Summit and Davis County Health Departments told KSL NewsRadio that it’s a growing problem across the state.
“I’ve heard that no-show rates in some areas are higher than 20%,” Summit County Health Department spokesman Derek Moss told KSL NewsRadio.
Davis County Health Department spokesman Trevor Warner told KSL NewsRadio that some people made three or four appointments at a time. “And they’re just getting into whatever place allows them to first.”
‘Vaccine shopping’ for the COVID-19 shot is becoming a big problem statewide, according to two local health departments.https://t.co/3k32y451ja
— KSL NewsRadio (@kslnewsradio) March 19, 2021
People no longer have to make their appointment in the county where they live but you must get your second shot at the same location.
You can find out how to schedule a vaccination at the Utah coronavirus website. If you run into problems getting an appointment, call the Utah Department of Health Helpline at 385-468-4100.
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