Salt Lake City—Governor Spencer Cox said Utah will begin receiving Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved vaccine on Wednesday.
Cox said: “Many people have suffered from this pandemic.” “The third authorized vaccine tells me that even in our darkest times, miracles can still happen.”
The vaccine has been authorized for use by people over the age of 18, but according to the Cox office, the Utah vaccine will be allocated based on established eligibility criteria.
The Utah Department of Health is working to correct an error that allowed 7,200 ineligible Utahans to schedule vaccine appointments.
The department said in a statement: “Due to an error in the registration system of Vaccinate.Utah.Gov, Utah residents are currently unable to obtain appointments for the COVID-1
According to the statement, unqualified appointments will be cancelled within the next 24 hours, and an email notification will be sent to the person who canceled the appointment.
Health officials said several people had found mistakes on social media and had cancelled their appointments.
The statement said: “We apologize for this error and any confusion it caused. The eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine can be found at coronavirus.utah/gov/vaccine.”
Those who think their appointments have been canceled by mistake should contact the health department that arranged the appointment, or try to arrange the appointment online.
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