Covid-19 vaccine demand is slowing in parts of the US. Now starts an uphill battle to get more shots into arms

Nearly three months later, with plenty of vaccine supply on hand and eligibility open to all residents 16 and older, officials struggled to fill appointments, said Kristy Fryman, the emergency response coordinator and public information officer for the Mercer County Health District. About 264 people received their first dose at the district’s clinic earlier this month — roughly half the number of people who were signing up at the start of the rollout.

“People in rural areas tend to have an attitude of being self-sufficient, especially among the younger population,” Fryman said. “We’ve…

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