Staff shortages are hobbling vaccination campaigns as US demand runs high

Most Covid doses are now dispensed at pharmacies, and some are struggling to manage the workload.

Photo: Doug Waldron

Officials in the US are encouraging eligible adults to get boosters amid a new surge of the Covid-19 pandemic and the discovery of the Omicron variant, but some areas are facing shortages – not of the vaccines, but of pharmacy staff to administer them.

More than two in three Covid vaccines are now given at pharmacies, the White House has said, but pharmacies are facing a double bind of increased workloads and staffing shortages and are struggling to keep up with demand for vaccination appointments. Read more at the Guardian.

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