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Weather is impacting the State of Illinois' distribution efforts of the COVID vaccine.


The DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department over the weekend issued a notice that supplies for vaccine clinics this week for Wednesday and beyond are in jeopardy.


Dave Remmert, Health Department Director indicates they have enough supply for its Monday/Tuesday clinics, however, if more vaccines do not arrive before Tuesday, that will impact clinics the rest of the week.


Remmert has been told shipments will arrive before Tuesday, however, they will not be able to maintain their current pace. The Health Department is vaccinating roughly 1650 people per week, however, with only 200 doses expected this week and 300 next week, the Health Department is asking for understanding. 


If you have scheduled a first dose appointment and are not considered vulnerable and age 65 or older, they are asking you to consider canceling your appointment this week and wait for more sign-up opportunities. 


The Health Department will be now prioritizing second doses only and will continue to only vaccine those who need a second dose until they receive more vaccines.


If you are willing to cancel your appointment, please email the cancellation so the department can adjust its schedule. 

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