Wayne County reschedules vaccination appointments due to shortage

Posted at 11:37 AM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 22:54:04-05

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Wayne County Public Health Division has rescheduled COVID vaccinations planned for Jan. 19 and 20 due to a current shortage, the county announced Sunday.

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"Wayne County must reschedule and relocate its vaccination site because it has depleted its supply of the Pfizer-made COVID-19 vaccine," a statement from the county reads.

"In addition, the state abruptly stopped supplying the county with the Pfizer vaccine for first doses and is for now only supplying Wayne County Public Health Division with the Moderna vaccine for new first doses. Moderna vaccine doses must be handled differently than the Pfizer vaccine. The county will not receive its supply of the Moderna vaccine from the state until sometime Tuesday, making it too late to handle scheduled vaccinations that day or Wednesday."

This reschedule affects 1,400 residents who are mostly health care workers, first responders and essential workers included in Phase 1A of the vaccination priority list.

Individuals who were scheduled for their second dose of the COVID vaccine are not affected.

People who had first-dose appointments for those days are being notified individually of their new appointment. The vaccinations will take place at Schoolcraft College's VistaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road in Livonia.

Wayne County vaccinations for people in Phase 1A and essential frontline workers in Phase 1B will resume Thursday at VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College. Additional vaccinations will be announced when supplies are available.

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