With about 63,000 coronavirus vaccine doses bound for Los Angeles stuck in southeastern states due to freezing weather across most of the United States, vaccinations sites in L.A. won't be able to inoculate thousands of people who had appointments this week.
According to KTLA about 12,500 vaccine appointments originally set for Friday are being postponed due to grounded flights, and icy roads delivery delays. People whose appointments effected by the delays will be notified by text, email, or phone if they haven't been notified already.
It is unclear when the appointments will be able to be rescheduled, as the city has yet to confirm when new shipments will arrive. Garcetti said those in need of the second will get one within the next 42 days recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When more doses are available, those who had their appointment postponed will be first in line.
The shortage affects all five of the city's inoculation centers, but the city will continue operating mobile clinics meant to target areas who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. Southern California is one of the few areas nationwide not experiencing harsh weather conditions, but it's still feeling the impacts