The weather has been meaner than usual to the LA residents, with delays in transportation and winter storm falling right in place. This has been the talking point for quite some time now and an assurance was given from the Bidens administration department.
But the weather has been unbearable, stormy, and extreme that evacuating tons of snow from the roadway during the storm was considered futile. This has forced the shipment delays, resulting in shutting down vaccination sites in Orange county.
Vaccines For LA Held By Strong Weather Conditions
This weather has also delayed San Diego County vaccination procedures. The weather has also grounded the airline services and frozen the roadways, making transportation completely stalled.
The vaccination sites in Los Angeles have been shut for a while in different areas of the state. The appointment is to be rescheduled depending on the arrival of supplies. Weather.
The Disruption caused by the storm has blocked logistics and travel all over the nation, forcing vaccine doses to be delivered later than expected. As soon as everything gets normal, the healthcare departments will be ready to administer the vaccinations procedures to be safe and equitable.
Garcetti Said that The city is ready to administer COVID-19 vaccines safely, swiftly, and equitably. Once the right amount of vaccines arrive at the administration department, immediate disposal of the vaccination to the people in line will be incorporated on a timely basis.
People need to follow the protocols laid down and stop worrying about the delay and officials are trying their best to get this hurdle out of the way. There were 2 consignments of the vaccines allocated to be delivered to the Los Angeles health department. But climatic changes took a deviating turn that blocked roadways and runways at the airport immensely covered with snow.
Out of the 2 shipments, the first vaccine shipment that was supposedly heading to Los Angeles has been held up through serious weather conditions and icy roads. 26,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine were what the Los Angeles authority was expecting and the doses are currently stalled at Kentucky.
Talking about the 2nd anticipated consignment of 37000 doses meant to serve all the people who had an appointment next week, the shipment has also been paused for a while due to the extreme weather conditions. The shipment has been stuck in Tennessee.
Officials of Los Angeles County said that there has been no difficult situation to handle the spread of the coronavirus. So far, there has been no impact caused in the county due to any vaccine delay.
This delay of vaccine supply comes at a crucial point in time when the COVID-19 cases are seen dropping. This delay in vaccine supply might lead to a surge in the cases again in the coming days if people don’t stay at home.
So, there must be precautions to handle another breakout of the virus. Carbon Health has claimed that they are in close contact with the government and are thoroughly checking for an update from the officials.
They have been coordinating with the city’s vaccination efforts to contain the virus. Since of this delay, they have to reschedule appointments for their 12500 patients who are due to be vaccinated. An email or telephonic notification has been sent to all those waiting for their dose of the vaccine.
Once these shipments arrive, existing people with an appointment will be prioritized to get a new appointment first. Since the first doses of Moderna vaccines have run out, having deceiving weather around, these vaccination sites are forced to shut down until they receive the vaccines again.