Holy Name Medical Center CEO Michael Maron told CNBC on Tuesday his New Jersey hospital’s Covid vaccination efforts have been hindered by a constant issue: inconsistent schedule.
” The biggest difficulty we face right now here is supply of the vaccine. We just can’t get it, and we can’t get it on any trustworthy path. It’s really hard,” Maron stated on “Power Lunch.”
” One week we’ll have Pfizer, the next week we’ll have Moderna,” he included, describing the makers of the two vaccines that have received emergency use permission from the U.S. Fda. “We never quite understand just how much of that is coming, whether it’s a thousand dosages … or two thousand or more.”
So far, Maron stated Holy Call Medical Center– located in Teaneck, near New York City– has actually administered about 5,000 vaccine dosages. However, Maron stated the medical facility has the capacity to administer 3,000 dosages each day, due in part to a partnership it established with Teaneck to produce a vaccination website at a community center.
On Monday, 570 locals were given the vaccine at the site, according to a post on Teaneck’s official site. However due to the “lack of available vaccine,” Township Manager Dean Kazinci wrote, the website is closed Tuesday– showing the supply challenges Maron spoke of.
“Holy Name Medical Center is waiting for delivery of additional trays of the vaccine which should arrive mid week. We will release extra details when it appears,” Kazinci composed.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Holy Name’s site also informs visitors the health center is not scheduling Covid vaccination appointments “at today time” due to accessibility constraints.
The rollout of Covid vaccines in the U.S. has actually continued at a pace slower than authorities had actually hoped. About 12.3 million doses have been administered since Friday, according to the latest offered data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Avoidance. There have actually been 31.2 million dosages dispersed.
President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn into workplace Wednesday, has sworn to accelerate the vaccine rollout with a promise to administer 100 million dosages in 100 days. On Sunday, Biden’s pick to run the CDC, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, stated she believed the U.S. would have adequate vaccine supply to accomplish the goal.
“It will be a large lift, but we have enough to do that,” Walensky stated on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”