Severe winter weather interrupts COVID-19 vaccine supply


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Ivana Venema-Nunez, Reporter

Among the latest challenges facing Arizona, The Department of Arizona Health Services announced a delay in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine as a result of the current extreme weather hitting a large portion of the U.S.

The supply in Arizona has been interrupted for the last week because of the midwestern storm and now appointments will be rescheduled over the next two days, according to Az Family

According to an AzCentral update thread, like many other parts of the country, Arizona has not received enough vaccine doses to meet demand since Feb. 3.

In addition to supply problems, Arizona is facing obstacles with an overloaded registration process and certain counties lacking enough facilities or volunteers to administer the vaccine.

ADHS officials will keep in contact and monitor the situation with federal and local partners, according to Az Family.