Late-night freezer failure has hundreds scrambling to get fast-expiring vaccine

Late-night freezer failure has hundreds scrambling to get fast-expiring vaccine
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[Ed. – Biden’s vaccine plan sailing along without a hitch.]

Jenny Brackett walked alongside a line of vaccine seekers that snaked out clinic doors, through a parking lot and extended across several blocks of the UW Medical Center. …

“Is anyone here over the age of 65?” Brackett, an assistant administrator … called out to several hundred people who were waiting past midnight on a chilly Northwest evening for a chance at receiving sought-after vaccine.

“Right here! We got one,” someone yelled from the line. An older woman emerged. The crowd cheered her on. Brackett handed her a ticket allowing her access to a vaccination clinic buzzing with frantic energy.

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During a chaotic vaccine rollout, this might have been one of the wildest scenes yet: After a freezer failed at a nearby medical center, nurses, firefighters and volunteers scurried throughout the hospital in a mad-dash scramble to use as many doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as possible before they expired.

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