The supply of vaccines is in short supply in many parts of the United States, and some places have even cancelled the scheduled vaccination plans, CNN reported on the 21st. Many state and local officials are worried that the current speed of vaccine supply may not be able to reverse the continuous deterioration of the epidemic.
CNN reported that in Georgia, there are sufficient facilities, staff and volunteers for vaccination, but the vaccine is not enough. The local head of Public Health said Georgia received only 80000 doses of vaccine a week, compared with 11 million people in the state.
San Francisco Public Health Department announced that if not supplemented, the local vaccine will run out by the 21st.
New York Mayor bill debracio said on the 20th that the vaccine in New York City was exhausted on the 21st. New York governor Cuomo said the local vaccine will run out by the end of this week. At the current supply rate, it will take seven and a half months to get enough vaccine for the right people.
Due to insufficient vaccine supply, a Florida Medical Center has cancelled all first dose vaccination appointments after the 20th.
Vaccination appointment is difficult for people, such as in a maze without exit
Due to the shortage of vaccine supply, it is difficult to make an appointment for vaccination in the United States. In many places in the United States, there is an embarrassing situation of “having the first injection but not the second one”, which makes many Americans feel anxious and panicked.
New York resident: the booking website has been in a state of collapse, and we have been “kicked out” after logging in.
New York resident: I dialed back 60 appointment calls at different times.
New York New Crown vaccination appointment hotline service: Thank you for calling the new crown vaccination appointment hotline in New York state. Vaccination only accepts appointment service.
After numerous calls back, New York resident Dukas finally made an appointment for the first dose of newcrown vaccine, but that day was in mid April, three months later, in another city that took six hours to drive to.
Fortunately, many elderly people who are eligible for priority vaccination fail to make an appointment every week. With the news that the supply of vaccine is about to be cut off, the chance of vaccination seems increasingly slim.
New York resident: I feel like I’m in a maze without an exit. I’ve been on the phone for weeks, but I never got through.
The new crown vaccine in the United States needs to be vaccinated in two doses, with an interval of three to four weeks. According to a recent study in the journal Science, delayed or no vaccination of the second dose will reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine.
In Florida, 45000 people have missed the second dose of the new crown vaccine. Many people say that they are worried that they have not received the vaccination notice when their second dose of vaccine is coming.
Florida resident: I’m going to get a second dose of vaccine on January 28, but they haven’t contacted me until now.
Florida resident: we felt very, very anxious, and I didn’t receive the vaccination notice. They didn’t contact me.
Local residents in Florida: (vaccination) information has been confusing, and I don’t believe it’s going on in an orderly way.
For the problem of vaccination in the United States, public health experts and media in the United States criticized that the federal government lacks effective organization, and the state government is just like a “headless fly” but has nothing to do. Their only response and suggestion to the public is to call the appointment number again and again, and don’t give up.