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Vaccine supply and demand inverse of last year

Becky Fox, an RN for the Butler Health System, gives a vaccine to a patient at Clearview Mall.

Butler Health System has administered an average of 94 COVID-19 vaccines and boosters per day of operation so far this month for a total of 1,503 doses given this year.

Matt Schnur, BHS director of pharmacy and vaccine coordinator for Butler and Clarion hospitals, said the average doses given per month has decreased over time as more people have gotten their shots.

Schnur said the availability of the booster sent demand up again, but that number also has fallen over time.

“The numbers were trailing off throughout the summer,” Schnur said. “Sept. 24 was the first day boosters were approved and able to be administered. We saw a pretty significant uptick then and at the beginning of October.”

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