Erie County forced to cancel 1,200+ appointments due to vaccine shortage

Erie County

A rendering of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Getty Images)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — More than 1,200 COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Erie County are being cancelled this week.

Only 1,700 vaccines were sent to the Erie County Department of Health this week.

Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, saying clinics at ECC South on Friday and Saturday, and a clinic at ECC North on Saturday, are being cancelled.

Since January 4, the county’s Department of Health has administered 16,520 first doses and 320 second doses.

During the conference, Dr. Burstein reminded residents that getting vaccinated does not exempt them from state travel advisory guidance or quarantining when necessary.

MORE | As of Sunday, 54,305 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Erie County

Evan Anstey is a digital content producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here.

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