By Bill Shields

PLYMOUTH (CBS) – Bad weather at shipping sites around the country forced a COVID vaccine clinic for veterans in Plymouth to be pushed back a week.

The VA Boston Healthcare System informed local health officials that its clinic scheduled for Saturday at the American Legion in Plymouth will need to be postponed.

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“The only thing I can offer them for assurances is that this is not canceled in its entirety. We do plan on continuing to have this program. We just need additional time and the VA association needs additional time to get those doses in their hands,” said Melissa Arrighi, Plymouth Town Manager.

The clinic is being rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 at the same location.

Gov. Charlie Baker said on Thursday he may be calling on the Massachusetts National Guard to help transport coronavirus vaccines that are being delayed by winter weather.

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“They will do this, about going down to Kentucky and Tennessee, which is where this stuff is currently located. They’re bringing it back,” Baker said.

The VA in Boston is confident that it will have the doses in Boston next week.

“It is extremely urgent we get the vaccine as fast as possible,” said Marci Salow, VA Chief of Pharmacy.

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Visit Mass.Gov/CovidVaccine to find out when you’re eligible and to book an appointment or call the hotline at 211.

Bill Shields