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City of Wabash creates waiting list for extra COVID-19 vaccines


WABASH, Ind. (WPTA21) - The City of Wabash is finding ways to reduce the waste of COVID-19 vaccines by getting folks on a waiting list.

Health officials are running a vaccine clinic at the Honeywell Center and often find themselves with extra vaccines at the end of the day.

Depending on what size of syringe you use to draw up the vaccine, you can get 10 to 11 doses per vial.

With staff getting an extra dose out of some vials, that started to leave behind extras.

City of Wabash Mayor Scott Long said that's why they came up with a waiting list to make sure there's no waste involved.

The waiting list is broken down by age. The oldest on the list are called first, and staff will continue down the line until someone answers the phone.

If staff find they have extra doses near the end of the clinic, they will start making calls.

If you'd like to get on the waiting list in Wabash, you're asked to email with your name, date of birth, cellphone number and address.

The list isn't necessarily closed to residents in Wabash County, but volunteers would prefer if those on the waiting list could make it to the vaccination site within 20 minutes of the call.

Long said he understands some people live in Grant County or Huntington and come to work in Wabash.

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