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Icy weather delays COVID vaccine shipments

Posted at 3:56 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 18:47:43-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Icy weather in Virginia and across the country has slowed the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicated the delivery of more than 100,000 doses could be delayed.

"Due to weather conditions in Virginia, multiple vaccination events scheduled for the next few days have already been postponed. If vaccination events are postponed due to weather or shipment delays, providers will reschedule these events and reach out to individuals with directions about updated appointments," a VDH spokesperson posted on the department's website. "When the severe weather ends, VDH expects shipments to resume as normal."

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