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19,500 unused vaccines found and put back into distribution stream


Last updated 3/2/2021 at 6:24pm

Greg Gianforte

Gov. Greg Gianforte announced that the state government, in partnership with Walgreens and CVS, has found nearly 20,000 unused doses of COVID-19 vaccine which have been redirected to immunize Montanans in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan.

Gianforte said these vaccines were originally allocated by the federal government for immunizing long-term care facility staff and residents but were not needed.

He said the government calculated the allocation to these facilities based on the number of beds in them, not all of which were full, resulting in the unused vaccine.

He said this is go...

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