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Vaccinations Shot availability was not the issue last week

The OBSERVER's View

For the first few months they were available, COVID-19 vaccinations were the hottest ticket in Chautauqua County.

Clinics would be announced and fill up within minutes.

Is that trend reversing?

A clinic at Jamestown Community College announced late March 29 did not fill up quickly. In fact, almost 24 hours after the clinic was announced there were still hundreds of appointments still available. By Wednesday morning, the clinic was finally filled.

One would have thought the March 31 clinic would have filled even faster than previous clinics because the state has rapidly made more people eligible for the vaccine.

More than 37.5% of Chautauqua County adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That number will have to go much higher before Chautauqua County reaches herd immunity from COVID-19. It had been thought that Chautauqua County was struggling to get shots in people’s arms because there weren’t enough doses making their way to Chautauqua County.

We hope the story doesn’t become Chautauqua County is struggling to get shots in people’s arms because people don’t want the shots.

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