Local CVS COVID-19 vaccinations postponed due to power outage

This happened at the CVS location on Guadalupe Street.
Published: Feb. 15, 2021 at 2:50 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - While many homes did not have power on Monday, that was also the case with many businesses around town.

One in particular had to turn away people looking to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Not only did some people have to face the harsh weather, but several were let down after CVS canceled its COVID-19 vaccination distribution for the day.

It turns out CVS on Guadalupe Street in south Laredo had to close its doors Monday morning due to a power outage.

Several people showed up and found a sign on the door not only stating the store was closed but that appointments for COVID-19 vaccines had been rescheduled.

One man says he drove from El Cenizo and is upset he was not notified about the outage issue before driving to Laredo.

“They should have sent it on the phone,” said Jose Zamora. “They sent the appointment on the phone, they should’ve done the same to tell people to stay home.”

Those who had appointments for Monday now have their appointment on Wednesday, February 17th at the same time slot that had been assigned to them.

Meaning: if your appointment was suppose to happen Monday at 10 a.m., it is now happening Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The City of Laredo has also been affected by the outages, originally the city’s vaccination appointment portal was set to open Tuesday but sign ups have been pushed to Wednesday.

CVS postpones vaccine date
CVS postpones vaccine date(KGNS)
Local CVS postpones COVID-19 vaccines
Local CVS postpones COVID-19 vaccines(KGNS)

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