LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevada health officials said Wednesday that winter storms across much of the United States delayed a shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines that the region planned to administer as second doses this week.
Greg Cassell, who leads the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) Incident Management Team, said they are working to contact people who had appointments for their second dose of Moderna vaccine from Thursday through the rest of the week and will try to reschedule them for the same date and time next week.
Health officials said around 4,000 people may be affected and contacted due to the cancellation of appointments.
While the two doses of Moderna’s vaccine are generally given 28 days apart, Cassell said the second dose can be given up to about 40 days after the first.
Doses of the state’s Pfizer vaccine came in as expected and weren’t affected by the weather, Cassell said.