HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - One hospital in Chickasaw County had to cancel vaccine appointments after running out of doses.
Employees had to turn some people away the day of their appointments.
“They told us you know; we couldn’t get a shot,” Glen Vance, 85, said.
He lives a few miles outside of Houston.
Vance and his wife had been relieved when they got a vaccination appointment at Trace Regional Hospital.
But when the couple arrived for their noon appointment on Friday, Jan. 15, an employee broke the bad news
“The lady was putting a notice on the front glass door, taping it on and said that they had run out of the vaccine.”
Beverly Pulliam, the head of Employee Health and Infection Control, said medical workers could only give 80 vaccines on that day.
She said the hospital scheduled appointments up until March, but the state department of health didn’t deliver enough doses as promised.
Pulliam said the state health department contacted her the day before and told her the hospital would not get a new shipment until mid-February.
As for Vance, his daughter is trying to find another vaccination site.
“When it happens, we’ll get a shot,” he said.
Pulliam said she understands the situation is an inconvenience to many people, but said workers need to save what’s left for second doses.