KALAMAZOO, Mich. — As people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine wait for an appointment, the weather put a damper on deliveries.
A shipment of COVID-19 vaccine bound for Kalamazoo County was delayed because of the snow storm that crippled West Michigan Tuesday.
"Our shipments are sitting somewhere right now. We anticipated it yesterday and we're hoping that we get it today or tomorrow. It's on dry ice it should be safe,” said Kalamazoo County health official Jim Rutherford.
Rutherford was talking with U.S. Rep. Fred Upton during his Feb. 17, 2021, visit to the Kalamazoo County vaccination clinic.
The weather didn’t just delay deliveries of the vaccine in Michigan, but across a large swath of the United States.
A projection from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services estimated that 50% of the population in Michigan could be vaccinated by mid-May.
A visit to the Pfizer plant in Portage by President Joe Biden was also delayed because of expected weather in Washington.