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Demand for COVID-19 vaccines floods Seattle-area health systems as federal supply remains limited

The Pfizer vaccine is given as Amazon partners with Virginia Mason creating a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Amazon’s 7th Avenue meeting center in Seattle, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. 216188

The federal allocation of COVID-19 vaccine hasn't expanded significantly, and until it does, hospitals and clinics are going to continue to see demand outsize supply. “We just don’t have enough vaccine for all the sites," a public health official said.

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