No second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine this week; severe weather across U.S. delays UMC’s allocation


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – No second dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine this week: That announcement got here earlier right now from the Southern Nevada Health District. Weather across a lot of the U.S. has delayed UMC’s common allocation of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses. 

As a outcome of this delay, UMC says it has been pressured to postpone a quantity of Moderna second dose appointments scheduled for February 18 and 19. UMC has contacted all sufferers affected by this delay.

For those that are scheduled to get their second dose, when the delayed Moderna vaccine cargo arrives, UMC says it would contact everybody affected by this problem to make sure they’ve fast entry to the vaccine. These neighborhood members can have the chance to both reschedule their appointments by way of telephone or just stroll into the UMC COVID-19 Vaccination Center at Encore Las Vegas throughout working hours. 

UMC encourages sufferers to name 702-789-5160 if they’ve any questions on their appointments. 

The transport delay won’t have an effect on any first dose appointments on the UMC COVID-19 Vaccination Center, as UMC at present affords the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for first doses. Patients receiving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine additionally won’t be affected.

The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines will not be interchangeable, and UMC says sufferers should obtain the identical vaccine throughout their first and second doses. While the beneficial interval between doses of the Moderna vaccine is 28 days, CDC steerage states that the second dose could also be administered as much as six weeks after the primary dose in circumstances involving unavoidable delays.