COVID-19 vaccine clinic operators have contacted over 10,000 people to reschedule appointments that were canceled over the weekend and Monday because of historic ice storms.
By Tuesday, officials reported that everyone who had an appointment at the Oregon Convention Center vaccination clinic has been contacted about rescheduling their appointments. No information was provided on the number of people who had successfully rescheduled their appointments.
It was not clear if rescheduling these 10,000 appointments will cause any delays further down the line, according to Gary Walker, communications officer at Providence Oregon. However, new appointments will continue to be released to the general public on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m..
At clinics operated by Oregon Health & Science University at the Portland International Airport vaccination clinic and the Hillsboro Stadium testing site, over 7,500 patients appointments were cancelled. According to OHSU, they were automatically rescheduled. An additional 142 patients at OHSU’s Marquam Hill campus had their appointments cancelled. All were reached out to, and 134 have been rescheduled so far.