Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments Delayed

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Ron Graham (MPH), Lake County’s Health Commissioner, sent us this email they received from the Ohio Department of Health.

Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:22 PM
Subject: Vaccine shipments are still delayed due to adverse weather conditions

Dear Enrolled Provider Partner:

This message is an update about the impact of ongoing weather conditions on COVID-19 vaccine shipments.

Due to continued weather delays, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has been informed that there will be very few COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Ohio tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. We will have more information tomorrow on the status of Friday deliveries, and we will send you a communication, as soon as information is available.

Please adjust your schedules for vaccination appointments or clinics as necessary based on these shipment delays, and notify vaccine recipients of any changes using as many communication methods as possible, including phone calls, email messages, website updates, and social media updates.

We will continue to share new information about shipment statuses. In the meantime, all providers are strongly encouraged to closely monitor vaccine shipping information in VOMS or the UPS tracking system. If information is not visible in VOMS, that means a shipping label has not yet been created for your shipment.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to monitor weather conditions and consult with our industry partners about the best approach for ensuring successful COVID-19 vaccine shipments. 

If you discover a problem with your vaccine shipment unrelated to delivery or have any additional questions, contact the ODH Provider Call Center at 844-9ODHVAX (844-963-4829) or covidvaccine@odh.ohio.gov.

Thank you for your participation in Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program as a provider.

Sincerely,

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Relations Team

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