UTAH VACCINATIONS

Vaccine “Shopping” Taking Up Slots For Shots

Mar 19, 2021, 4:36 PM
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FILE (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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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.”

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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