COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Appointment Cancellations

1.19.2021 @ 7:00pm

This is a continuation in a series of updates for the community regarding vaccinations for COVID-19. 

As an ‘open’ vaccination provider for Island County, WhidbeyHealth is in the unfortunate position of having to cancel all first dose vaccine appointments scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and will postpone them to a yet undetermined date in the future. Those whose scheduled appointments will be cancelled will be notified both by email and phone call to ensure the communication reaches our affected community members. WhidbeyHealth will do everything possible to reschedule those affected as soon as possible.

“We are eager to vaccinate our community and continue to meet daily with our County Health Jurisdiction as well as State Department of Health to allow us to effectively plan and prepare for additional vaccine efforts,” Erin Wooley, Chief Nursing Officer. “We will continue to provide the latest updates as we receive them and hope to provide clarity to a regularly changing and evolving process, to our community.”

  • All scheduled first dose COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, 1.20.2021 are being cancelled due to vaccine allotment issues from the State.
  • All affected community members will be contacted directly, both by email and phone call.
  • Additional cancellations may be required based on allocations from the State. Scheduled vaccine recipients will be notified only if they are affected and in as timely a manner as possible.
    • Those with cancelled appointments will have their places held and vaccine will be administered as soon as possible.

We understand the frustration of those whose appointments are being cancelled and ask for their and our community’s continued patience and support as WhidbeyHealth and ICPH works to ensure that we continue to receive State allocated vaccine as requested. If additional appointments need to be cancelled due to lack of vaccine, we will notify the affected parties as promptly as possible through email and phone call.

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