Vaccination clinic planned for Wednesday in Butte canceled due to supply issues

Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 20:33:14-05

BUTTE — The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department has canceled a vaccination clinic that was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Butte Civic Center, according to a Health Department news release.

An expected shipment of vaccine had not arrived as of Tuesday afternoon. According to Health Officer Karen Sullivan, the allotments are usually received Tuesday morning.

“We have established a mass vaccination clinic infrastructure at the Butte Civic Center, and we are improving on that infrastructure weekly,” Sullivan said. “But we can’t hold a clinic without vaccine.”

The release said Butte's Unified Health Command was expecting to receive 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Sullivan said those who were due to receive their second Moderna booster vaccine at Wednesday’s clinic are still scheduled and are asked to come to the Civic Center at the same time they received their first dose of the vaccine.

According to the release, Health Department staff were working Tuesday afternoon to contact those scheduled for Wednesday’s clinic. Those individuals are being rescheduled to a clinic being held Feb. 24.