Modified: January 26, 2021 5:33pm
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CANCELS ADDITIONAL COVID VACCINE CLINICS DUE TO LACK OF SUPPLY
Appointments at ECC South on Friday, January 29 and ECC North and ECC South on Saturday, January 30 will be rescheduled
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is cancelling COVID vaccine appointments scheduled for ECC South on Friday, January 29 and ECC North and ECC South on Saturday, January 30 due to lack of vaccine supply.
These cancellations will affect 1,290 individuals who have scheduled appointments at ECDOH PODs (points of distribution). They will receive notifications about these cancelled appointments. Individuals whose appointments are cancelled will be rescheduled at a future POD site once a vaccine supply is secured. ECDOH is not currently scheduling vaccine appointments by phone.
Scheduled second-dose appointments through ECDOH are not affected by this announcement. This announcement does not affect appointments at non-ECDOH sites, including pharmacies, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), hospitals and NYS sites. Those who are eligible are strongly encouraged to keep those appointments, and schedule at other locations if there are openings.
ECDOH has had its vaccine allocation dramatically reduced from the amount it requested. ECDOH is dependent on New York State (NYS) for its vaccine supply, and is not able to order COVID vaccine directly from vaccine manufacturers or the federal government.
Since opening its first POD on January 4, ECDOH has distributed more than 16,000 first doses of the Moderna COVID vaccine and 320 second doses. ECDOH is currently capable of distributing more than 2,000 doses daily at community PODs, with delivery being solely dependent on receiving sufficient vaccine doses to meet its capability.