PROVO – Two well being departments in Utah warn that they’re working out of eligible individuals for the COVID-19 vaccine and that offer is exceeding present demand.”In Utah County, we’re undoubtedly feeling the slowdown,” mentioned Aislynn Tolman-Hill, spokesperson for the Utah County Health Department. “Each and on daily basis appears to be extra of a slowdown of seeing that 70 and older inhabitants signing up for appointments.”Employees with the Utah County Health Department labored to fill empty appointments on Friday. Utah Valley Hospital even lifted the residency requirement and did not require an appointment.”Everyone that we get is one much less that wants to enroll,” Tolman-Hill mentioned. “So that is one thing that we undoubtedly are involved about between now and March 1st, till that point that we transfer into that subsequent precedence inhabitants.”Starting in March, Utah is anticipated to permit these 65 and older to get the vaccine.”We would completely be prepared to maneuver on to that subsequent precedence group sooner if they might allow us to,” mentioned Joshua Greer, spokesperson for the Bear River Health Department. “We’re to that time.”VIDEO: “We had 200, 300 individuals not present up for the clinic.”The Bear River Health Department needed to work rapidly to search out individuals for the #COVID19#Vaccine after tons of did not present up for appointments earlier within the week.FULL STORY is subsequent on @KSL5TV at 6 p.m. @kslnewsradiopic.twitter.com/Ob3DbMJy21— Ladd Egan (@laddegan) February 13, 2021In addition to Utah County, the Bear River Health Department, which covers three counties within the northern a part of the state, additionally reported having a tough time filling appointments.”Our appointments the final week of February nonetheless have not stuffed,” Greer mentioned. “So we’re in that very same boat that Utah County is in.”On Friday, the Bear River Health Department needed to work rapidly to search out individuals to come back to the vaccine clinic after tons of did not present up for appointments earlier within the week.”We’ve bought all this vaccine out of the freezer,” Greer mentioned. “It needs to be used this week so it does not go to waste.”In order to fill appointments for the approaching weeks, each well being departments are hoping that the general public will assist unfold the phrase to those that are 70 and older that it is by no means been simpler to get the vaccine.”It’s changing into more durable and more durable to search out individuals in that class to enroll and to take these doses,” Greer mentioned.×Related TalesLadd EganExtra tales chances are you’ll be serious about