No Vaccine Left Behind

The COVID-19 vaccines have a short shelf life.  People may miss appointments.  Too many vials might be thawed.  Refrigeration machines may malfunction.  Life happens.  If the doses aren't used within a few hours of being thawed, they may be discarded.  Let's do what we can to minimize that.

Join the 20,148 people who have signed up for Spare Vaccine Alert Squad, and get an alert whenever there's a spare dose available near you.  Follow the link below to sign up.

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Help Minimize Vaccine Wastage

As you may have heard on the news, there have been multiple instances of vaccine doses going to waste due to people not showing up for scheduled appointments.  There is a limited amount of time to administer a vaccine dose after it is thawed to the right temperature, and so our hardworking (and overworked) healthcare workers are often left scrambling to find people to vaccinate before the dose has to be discarded.  

With the COVID-19 Pandemic still raging across the country and all of us longing to get back to some semblance of normality, it is important that we all come together and do our part to get through these difficult times.

That is why we at Spare Vaccine have launched an effort to connect Healthcare Providers that may have spare doses of vaccine that are at risk of being discarded with people that still need to be vaccinated. We will send an Alert when a Healthcare Provider in your area has spare vaccine and offer you the ability to schedule an appointment to receive your shot.  This is a volunteer effort and there are currently just two of us working on it in our spare time, and we hope to recruit additional volunteers in due course.  Please note that we are NOT Healthcare Providers and will not be administering the vaccine ourselves.  Our goal is to provide a streamlined platform that allows local Healthcare Providers to send alerts whenever there are vaccine doses that are risk of being discarded, and provide the time and location for the people to receive a dose.

We are beginning our efforts in Cook County, Illinois, and will expand to other counties in Illinois and around the country in due course. Please note that this effort is just getting under way and it may be a short while before we are able to get frequent updates from local Healthcare Providers.

If you are interested in being added to our Spare Vaccine Alert Squad, please complete the form below.  You will receive a confirmation via email that you have been added to the list, and we will send you more information as it becomes available.  You can also follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

How it Works

  • Complete the short form on our Join page to add your name to the list.
  • Healthcare providers we partner with alert us when there are one or more doses of vaccine that are at risk of being discarded.
  • We send you a text message when a healthcare provider near you has a spare dose, with the location and time window to claim and receive the dose.
  • You respond to the text to reserve the dose, and you'll need to arrive at the provider's location within the specified time window to receive the dose.  That's it!

Are you a Healthcare Provider?

Want to ensure none of your vaccine doses go to waste?  If you are a Healthcare Provider and/or Vaccine Distributer, we would LOVE to partner with you.  Please click the button below to contact us.

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