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Colorado mass vaccine clinic ran out of doses for people with appointments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Some people with COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday were turned away after the clinic ran out of doses.

A spokesperson for Centura Health said it’s because the site administered more vaccines to people without appointments than expected.

"Centura Health is committed to vaccinating as many members of our communities as possible during our drive-up vaccine clinics in conjunction with Governor Polis’ Vaccines for All program. We always set aside a limited number of vaccine doses for those who arrive without appointments.

On Sunday, March 28, we administered more unscheduled vaccines than anticipated at our clinic at Broadmoor World Arena. We have subsequently adjusted our process to minimize this concern and continue to work toward every patient having a scheduled appointment time. Our team immediately rescheduled those patients who showed up whom we could not accommodate. We regret any inconvenience this caused to the members of our incredible community."

Andy Sinclair, Centura Health spokesperson

Sinclair is working to find out how many people with appointments were turned away at the Broadmoor World Arena Sunday.

A separate spokesperson for Centura, Kevin Massey, said more than 2,400 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered at that Colorado Springs site Sunday.

Massey said a different IT issue caused problems at the mass vaccination site in Commerce City this weekend as well. Workers couldn't accommodate the surplus appointments scheduled by mistake. Some people with appointments report waiting up to three hours to reach the front of the line.

"On Sunday, March 28, we experienced longer-than-expected wait times at our drive-up vaccine clinic at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Upon investigating the issue, we discovered an error in our registration system that allowed an additional 400 Coloradans to register to receive the vaccine.

We were not anticipating these additional patients but quickly pivoted to increase staffing and increase vaccine supply. We honored all appointments, however, the influx of patients created delays. We have taken steps to ensure this problem will not happen in the future and appreciate the patience of those who scheduled with us on Sunday."

Kevin Massey, Centura Health spokesperson

Despite the issues in Colorado Springs, Centura is celebrating a smooth operation at the Pueblo Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday. After starting the week off with longer wait times, Centura said its March 26 and 27 mass vaccination events had no delays.

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  1. Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode where he made a car reservation and shows up and there is no car for him. I would be mad if I had a reservation and got no vaccine and found out someone without a reservation got one

  2. This is simply untrue. I had an appointment for 2 weeks to be completed Sunday early evening. 45 minutes waiting without movement, 21st car in my line and we were told they ran out of vaccinations for the day and they would contact us about rescheduling. I received 3 text messages today saying my appointment was cancelled but nothing about rescheduling. So the statement that their “team immediately rescheduled the patients who showed up” is a farce. They did not track who was in line nor verify a thing to reschedule. This was such an extremely frustrating situation and now it is being said they are taking care of appointments for those of us who did show up with an appointment just to be sent away is simply untrue.

  3. You just can’t help but laugh at the stupidity of The Mayor Of Denver. Everything he touches goes to shiite.

  4. “On Sunday, March 28, we administered more unscheduled vaccines than anticipated at our clinic at Broadmoor World Arena. We have subsequently adjusted our process to minimize this concern and continue to work toward every patient having a scheduled appointment time.”
    Sounds like total incompetence on the part of Centura Health. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know how to count the quantity of vaccine doses needed by people who have appointments, and the vaccine allocated to them should have not been administrated to anyone else.

  5. So whats the point of making an appointment? This whole COVID circus never fails to entertain with all the simple mistakes and errors.

  6. Food for thought for all of you…long read…if you research you find the truth!!

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