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Expect a 1 to 2-day delay on COVID-19 vaccine shipments due to weather, Gov. DeWine says

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 15:28:03-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Some shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine have been delayed one to two days due to severe weather in Ohio and across the country Monday, and Gov. Mike DeWine said to expect a temporary slowdown in the number of people who can be vaccinated in Ohio.

DeWine said Ohioans scheduled to be vaccinated should contact their provider or visit their website to ensure their appointment was not canceled due to weather. DeWine encouraged Ohioans to check road conditions before they leave to get vaccinated.

The Ohio Department of Health has been contacting providers due to receive shipments about the potential delays, and DeWine said that providers should monitor their tracking information for updates.

In addition to these direct shipments from manufacturers, the State of Ohio repackages parcels in smaller doses for some providers, DeWine said. There were 26 deliveries due today, and those deliveries are on a two-hour time delay to give time for the roads to be cleared. Delivery drivers are calling providers to provide 30 to 60 minutes' notice.

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