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Here's how long you can wait for a second Covid-19 vaccine dose if the winter storms delay it

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Some vaccine providers have been forced to cancel Covid-19 vaccine appointments due to the winter weather that has ravaged much of the US and caused delays in vaccine deliveries.

"However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval and a delay in vaccination is unavoidable," the website says, "the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. "

"We understand the urgency to administer second doses of the vaccine, but we must also balance people's safety," the county said in a news release this week.

In Miami-Dade County, Florida, officials this week said about 2,000 people would not receive their scheduled second dose of the vaccine due to weather related supply delays.

In Nevada, the Southern Nevada Health District said in a statement Wednesday it would have to reschedule people who had appointments for second doses of the Moderna vaccine by a week (second dose appointments for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were going forward as scheduled).

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