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Palm Beach County Vaccinations Delayed Because Of Snows

Seniors stand in line to make an appointment to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outside the King's Point clubhouse in Delray Beach, Florida on December 30, 2020.
Seniors stand in line to make an appointment to receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine outside the King's Point clubhouse in Delray Beach, Florida on December 30, 2020.

Since the county’s independent Health Care District won’t receive the nearly 5,000 doses it was promised, it won’t be able to administer first shots of the vaccine until shipments resume.

With snow blanketing much of the country, shipments of the coronavirus vaccine won’t arrive in Palm Beach County on Tuesday as planned, said Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the county’s state-run health department.

While those with appointments at Publix or those who are scheduled to receive second doses through county health agencies won’t be affected, there will be a significant slowdown in the number of seniors who will get a first shot, Alonso said Monday.

Since the county’s independent Health Care District won’t receive the nearly 5,000 doses it was promised, it won’t be able to administer first shots of the vaccine until shipments resume, she said.

— By Jane Musgrave / The Palm Beach Post

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