Guam places order for more COVID-19 vaccines

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. (PNC file photo)

The Department of Public Health and Social Services’ (DPHSS) Immunization Program has placed an order of 14,200 doses of Moderna and 21,060 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines, totaling 35,260 COVID-19 vaccines for the month of March.

Both vaccines are anticipated to arrive within three to five business days.

As the island continues toward achieving herd immunity, global demand for the vaccine will affect supply levels, which may affect vaccination clinics.

Limited supply during the last week of February already resulted in the postponement of the vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday, February 27, at the UOG Fieldhouse.

Once Guam’s vaccine supply is restored, mass vaccination clinics will resume, and additional vaccination clinics will prioritize those due for the second dose to ensure those individuals complete their vaccination series.

Mass vaccination clinics are anticipated to be scheduled as early as March 8, 2021. More information will become available through the Joint Information Center once it becomes available.