VCU Health adjusts its 2nd vaccine dose plan after a misunderstanding

Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 18:24:44-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU Health says they will not be releasing their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as requested by the state.

This comes after they released a letter to staff stating that they would release the vaccine doses.

In a statement, the Senior Vice President of VCU Health, Dr. Arthur Kellerman said they misunderstood the request to release the vaccines.

He said they were not asked to provide all their available doses.

“In a global pandemic, our mission to serve the public has never been more important. In our efforts to do just that, we misunderstood the request to provide as many vaccines doses as possible for public use. We were not asked to provide all our available doses," Kellerman wrote. "We are immediately making a change and will administer second doses as we originally planned to all those due to receive them. No second appointments will be cancelled. We will communicate quickly to those individuals to help fix this problem. We are pleased that we can do this and are delighted we can still provide vaccine to help meet community needs. We apologize to everyone who has been alarmed about a delay in receiving their second vaccine. Please be assured that we are 100 percent committed to making this right.”