SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says the federal government has given too much coronavirus vaccine to pharmacies, which are struggling to use all their doses quickly.
Cox has mandated that vaccine doses be used within seven days. He said Thursday that public health departments are nearly meeting that benchmark but pharmacies partnered with the federal government are far behind.
The governor says that “this is a problem across the country."
One factor is billing private insurance, which will cover part of the cost of a vaccine but going through the process takes longer.