$NVAX Health Officials Track Wasted Vaccine Doses Across Capital Region as Demand Wanes nbcwashington.com/investiga... As public health officials across the region work to convince those who are still unvaccinated to roll up their sleeves, the News4 I-Team learned almost 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have already gone to waste in the area. From people with appointments who failed to show up, to freezer malfunctions and power outages, even spills and broken syringes, public health officials across D.C., Maryland and Virginia are working to track every dose of COVID-19 vaccine that didn't make it into someone's arm.