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Utah Department of Health Misreported COVID-19 Vaccination Rates, Agency Says


On Monday, the Utah Department of Health reported that it discovered an error in interpreting vaccine data from several federal agencies, revealing that state vaccination rates are not quite as high as previously reported. 


The agency had said 70.2% of Utah adults have received at least one vaccine dose, but the actual number is 67.07%.


The statement said COVID-19 vaccination doses handled by the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Indian Health Services, and the Bureau of Prisons are not in Utah’s immunization data system. Instead, they use a separate program called Tiberius. 


UDOH staff mistakenly counted single vaccine doses multiple times. Tiberius reports only cumulative doses, and the staff counted those as single doses.


In a statement, Gov. Spencer Cox said the adult vaccination goal was 70% by July 4. 


UDOH Director of Communications Tom Hudachko said the highly transmissible Delta variant is spreading in Utah and that it’s more critical than ever to get vaccinated.  

KPCW reporter Carolyn Murray covers Summit and Wasatch County School Districts. She also reports on wildlife and environmental stories, along with breaking news. Carolyn has been in town since the mid ‘80s and raised two daughters in Park City.
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