Rochester vaccine clinics postponed due to delay in shipments

Mackenzie Davis
Updated: February 19, 2021 09:16 PM
Created: February 19, 2021 04:25 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS) - The delay in vaccine shipments from the federal government is due to the cold weather nationwide. The state health department canceled some vaccine clinics in Rochester this week.

Rochester Mayor Kim Norton confirmed with ABC 6 News that the Mayo Civic Center mass clinic in Rochester will be canceled this Sunday.

Signs were posted on the doors at Willow Creek Middle School's vaccination site in Rochester today. It says you will be contacted directly to reschedule your appointment if you had one scheduled this week.  It's not clear yet if tomorrows second dose clinic is also canceled. the Willow Creek site is for second dose appointments only.

As for the Rochester Community Pharmacy, it still has not received their first shipment of vaccines. Pharmacy Manager, Seyi Faseemo, says people will need to be patient. They are still allowing people to come into the pharmacy to fill out a form to get on the waitlist.

"The Sunday clinic will not happen this week, but they assure me all of them are anticipating the vaccine to come early next week and that they will reschedule all the people at the state and local clinics for their vaccination next week," Rochester Mayor Kim Norton said.

Just this week Governor Walz and state health leaders also launched a Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Connector to help people sign up online. Anyone from any group can sign up and will be notified when it is their time to get vaccinated, as supply allows.

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(ABC 6 News) - As vaccine delays continue around the country due to extreme weather, Rochester Mayor Kim Norton has confirmed with ABC 6 News that the Mayo Civic Center vaccination clinic is not taking place this weekend. 


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