HARRISBURG (KDKA) – As if it hasn’t already been difficult enough to get a COVID-19 vaccination, the recent severe weather is affecting the vaccine supply throughout Pennsylvania.
From snow to ice to freezing temperatures, severe winter weather has been impacting large parts of the country.READ MORE: Mon Wharf Reopening For Parking On Monday
On Thursday, parts of eastern Pennsylvania were hit with nearly a foot of snow.
All of that inclement weather is having a huge impact on shipments of COVID-19 vaccinations from the manufacturing facilities.READ MORE: University of Pittsburgh Main Campus Shifts Into Lower-Risk Classification For The Coronavirus
The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on Thursday that it did not receive a shipment of the Moderna vaccine on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
The situation is not much better with Pfizer. Pennsylvania did not receive any vaccines on Monday and then very limited supplies on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We do understand that these weather delays will impact the ability to get vaccines into arms and we want to remind everyone who has a vaccine appointment scheduled to contact the provider before traveling,” said Lindsey Mauldin from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.MORE NEWS: Baldwin High School Students Raise Thousands Of Dollars Through Polar Pop Event For Special Olympics Of Pennsylvania
The health department could not say how this will impact those who may have their second dose delayed because of the mix-up with the Moderna vaccine but they do believe that people will get their second dose within 42 days.