Guam Guard: No shortage of vaccines this time as vaccinations resume Monday at UOG

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COVID vaccination at the UOG Fieldhouse (PNC photo)

COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics are scheduled to resume March 8-13 at the UOG Fieldhouse.

Clinics are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will only accept those due for their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.

Eligible residents are advised to schedule an appointment online via Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/liberategu2021. As of 12 noon on Sunday, there are still appointment openings for March 11-13.

The EventBrite appointment system allows 1,087 patients per day this week. Added to 120 walk-ins per day, the expected daily total is 1,207. Over a six-day period, the total capacity for vaccinations at the UOG clinic this week is 7,242. With the recent arrival of over 35,000 doses, there is no expectation of a shortage at this time.

If scheduling an appointment is not possible, walk-ins will be accepted at a limited rate of 15 per hour. Walk-ins wishing to avoid longer wait times are discouraged from lining up prior to the 10 a.m. opening, and are asked to expect reasonable delays. Walk-ins arriving after the daily allowance of 120 may be asked to return at a later date. As a reminder, the CDC states that the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. Patients 70 years and above will not be counted against the walk-in allowance. Patients 70 years and above are encouraged to notify the staff to be front-loaded.

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