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I'm On The COVID Vaccine Waiting List

Called a locally owned pharmacy today based on something I overheard at the market this morning and they told me I could get the vaccine if I was a health care worker or over 65. I'm 67. They put my name on a list and said they're expecting a new shipment of the vaccine in this week. So fingers crossed, I'll get the puncture soon.

Just to show how disorganized the whole government run operation is, I checked the new COVID vaccine availability database they just put on line today to tell you where the vaccine is available in every county in the country. There was only one place listed. I called them and was told unless I had underlying health issues I would have to wait until the governor gave the okay to start inoculating my age group. The woman I spoke to at 9am said she would check to see if there was anywhere else I could get the vaccine and that "I will call you back within an hour". It's now 8:30 PM and I haven't heard from her yet. Longest hour in the history of mankind.

I just hope the lady at the pharmacy wasn't handing me a bunch of BS too. We'll see.

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021

Well my bf and I both spent several hours online and on hold trying to secure a vax appointment for his 94 year old mom who became eligible today as part of Cuomo’s 1B group in NY. The problem is no one has the vaccine. None of the places we tried to call that were listed on the state’s website are scheduling appointments until they have the vaccine on hand.

There is one large facility administrating the vaccine but a.) they are booked through March and b.) they don’t want seniors there because it is crowded and not easy to navigate.

I guess we’ll try again tomorrow and every day until we get something.

by Anonymousreply 101/11/2021

Be sure you also get the follow-up booster shot.

by Anonymousreply 201/11/2021

The more I think about it the less confident I am that I'll even get a call if they get the shipment in this week, or that they even get a shipment in. Everybody involved seems like they're working by the seat of their pants and have little idea what's really going on.

I knew something was fishy with the first place I called and their message system told me to call a number that is in a state over 1000 miles away to discuss a local concern's vaccine situation.

by Anonymousreply 301/11/2021

Well, our county is letting people register online .

There’s like an 80,000 people waiting list so far. 😑

by Anonymousreply 401/11/2021

[quote]they don’t want seniors there because it is crowded and not easy to navigate.

Delivering this kind of stuff to seniors first is inevitably going to slow the whole thing down. Just getting to the appointment is a huge hurdle for most of them. If they can't go online they are going to have to wait hours on hold to schedule it.

If I was over 65, relatively healthy, and not working, I'd just stay at home for a couple more months until the kinks get worked out. I think that's what the government is going to end up telling people very soon so they can get things moving.

by Anonymousreply 501/11/2021

I’m in Brooklyn. My 81 year old mother signed up Sunday and is getting the first dose tomorrow in Bushwick.

by Anonymousreply 601/11/2021

R5, I think where I live they want everyone but the seniors to go to the big central place and have seniors go to their doctor’s office or pharmacy but none of them have started to receive or administer doses yet. It’s a shit show and is going to take a while.

by Anonymousreply 701/11/2021

Wow OP... you’re old!

by Anonymousreply 801/11/2021

I registered in NJ last week (1/6) and on the list. No risk factors or groups except middle-aged (51). I will see how long it takes...

by Anonymousreply 901/11/2021

What state are you in OP? In NY the over 75s not in nursing homes just got cleared to start signing up this week. 74s - 65s are in the next wave, probably next month or so.

by Anonymousreply 1001/11/2021

R1, heard Cuomo say last night he has 8M eligible people and only 1M doses. It’s fucking despicable. But it also begs the question, why is he opening it up to more groups if he’s that short on doses? Has every healthcare provider gotten it? I don’t think so.

by Anonymousreply 1101/11/2021

[quote] I'm 67.

Oh, OP, why even bother? You were dead to us 30 years ago!

(Of course I’m kidding and I hope you get it soon.)

by Anonymousreply 1201/11/2021

[quote] Wow OP... you’re old!

Yes, and proud of it.

R10 I'm in Georgia. The number I was was referred to by the first locally owned health care concern is a 516 area code. That's New York. And that is the only place the national COVID vaccine locater web site lists for this county, when clearly there are others. I've since heard that the local Walgreens will be administering the vaccine. I'm going to call them today to see what their situation is.

by Anonymousreply 1301/12/2021

UK here. I got my 92 year old dad's vaccination invite letter today. He has diabetes and dementia. The vaccination centre in the letter is 30 miles away, but our local centre is a short walk, and the doctor's surgery has assigned him an appointment there this week. The local centre has vaccinated 890 patients since opening last Friday.

I think we've got the Astra Zenica vaccine here.

by Anonymousreply 1401/12/2021

I’m an education worker in NYC and have an appointment for a shot on Saturday. My 75 year old friend was contacted by their doctor and has dates for shot one and two, so far The handful of people I’ve checked with all have appointments fairly soon, Looks like lots of new places to get the shots including many schools,

So fat so good. The only problem is that making the appointment online takes time and is a little complicated. I don’t know how seniors who have tech challenges can do it. They will need to be contacted another way.

by Anonymousreply 1501/12/2021

[quote] The number I was was referred to by the first locally owned health care concern is a 516 area code. That's New York.

If you come up here for your shot you’ll have a place to stay.

by Anonymousreply 1601/12/2021

Aww, aren't you kind R16. I think the New York group I spoke with are just some call center. I could hear lots of other people talking in the same room with the lady I was speaking with. That "I'll call you back within an hour" is now 24 hours with no response. LOL Live and learn.

by Anonymousreply 1701/12/2021

I'm # 71,170 as of last week.

by Anonymousreply 1801/12/2021

R16 that's very kind of you! You slowly restore my faith in humanity!

by Anonymousreply 1901/12/2021

Don’t think it’s all out of kindness, r19.

After all, just between us, I didn’t tell him I’d be copping a feel or two.

(Why is everyone looking at me like that? This quarantine has been long!)

by Anonymousreply 2001/12/2021

LOL @R20! A sense of humor as well!

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2021

I have read Virginia's plan. I would assume most states are similar. Once the vaccine becomes available to the general public the idea is to hand off the responsibility to your Primary Care Physician. Virginia has also set aside money to open Covid vaccine only clinics. My mother is 80 and has the Diabeetus and kidney disease. She was told about three weeks ago that the vaccine will be administered thru the dialysis center. When, who knows. I am 58 and have Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is not a lot of information on how Covid effects RA patients. but "they" highly recommend patient get as soon as they can.

by Anonymousreply 2201/12/2021

Op in two months

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by Anonymousreply 2301/12/2021

[quote] My mother is 80 and has the Diabeetus

Another reason I hate beets! LOL I'm sorry, but it just had to be done.

by Anonymousreply 2401/12/2021

[quote] I didn’t tell him I’d be copping a feel or two.

If you did they'd arrest you for senior citizen molestation. LOL

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2021

[quote] There is not a lot of information on how Covid effects RA patients.

I see that as a good thing. If it’s not a blatantly obvious issue that’s as bad as, say asthma, which everyone knows is an issue, then it can’t have that serious of a deleterious effect.

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2021
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