Rutland hospital creates vaccine standby list to prevent wasted doses

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Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:33 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Despite best efforts, not all doses of the COVID vaccine get to Vermonters, but a new effort in Rutland aims to improve that record.

The Vermont Department of Health says that out of 447,000 total doses received, only 597 doses have been deemed nonviable or unused. That’s only 0.1% of the total doses.

In an effort to reduce wasted shots, the Rutland Regional Medical Center has created a weekly standby list specifically for people who are not yet eligible for the vaccine.

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