What they’re saying: Vaccine appointments “are not being snapped up in 10 minutes like they were a month ago,” Nirav Shah, director of Maine’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, told the Washington Post.
“This I take as the very earliest sign that we are shifting from urgency to hesitancy,” he added.
“One of the reasons that we are pushing forward on expanding eligibility is because our uptake has been lower than expected,” Tennessee’s state health commissioner, Lisa Piercey, recently told News 5.
Last week, the Illinois department of health said local health departments that have seen waning demand can begin vaccinating anyone 16 and older, the Chicago Tribune reports. Demand is still high in Chicago, but not in other parts of the state.