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Is it worth it to travel 5 hours for the vaccine?

All the available appointments are in upstate New York, around Rochester area.

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by Anonymousreply 2802/22/2021

Yes - or would you rather get COVID and die?

by Anonymousreply 102/17/2021

Only if the weather is decent. I’ve made the drive to Buffalo in bad snowstorms and that’s riskier than just waiting for more appointments in NYC to open up.

by Anonymousreply 202/17/2021

R2, that's what I'm thinking.

by Anonymousreply 302/17/2021

Remember, you'd have to do it twice.

They've seen that the one shot version is much less effective against the newer strains of the virus. Also, the one shot version reduces the effectiveness of the two shot version.

by Anonymousreply 402/17/2021

What else do you have to do? Turn grindr on and hit the road....You will be fresh meat

by Anonymousreply 502/17/2021

Are you 65 or older OP? CVS and Walgreens announced today that they are only vaccinating people over 65 so that may help speed it up.

If not. and you are able to make the round trip drive twice, and aren’t afraid to stay at a hotel if you can’t do the round trip drive on the same day, go for it.

by Anonymousreply 602/17/2021

Wait because Friday afternoon seems to be when Javitts has appointments.

by Anonymousreply 702/17/2021

Yes. Live, Agnes, live!

by Anonymousreply 802/17/2021

If you have to ask, you should probably just stay home and die.

by Anonymousreply 902/17/2021

Also if NYC gets a lot of snow tomorrow go to vaccine sites to see if they have cancellations. That worked for my friend. If nothing works, then drive but not in bad weather.

by Anonymousreply 1002/17/2021

Maybe it would be faster to go to Bermuda.

by Anonymousreply 1102/17/2021

I could take a train or fly as alternative to driving. I would have to stay in hotel over night on either option. I'm not in the over 65 category. Thanks for the tips R7 and R10.

by Anonymousreply 1202/17/2021

R12, getting to the vaccine site seems a whole lot riskier than waiting until you can get it locally.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2021

What is in the city of Potsdam, NY? It is the only city that still has lots of opening for vaccine appointments, and has had openings for the past few weeks.

by Anonymousreply 1402/19/2021

I’m driving over 90 minutes for my partner’s second COVID vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 1502/19/2021

I'd wait it out - there will be more coming.

by Anonymousreply 1602/19/2021

Pick me up a Covid Cabbage Patch Doll-there's only 5 left!

by Anonymousreply 1702/19/2021

I'd want to get the vaccine as soon as possible, if that means a little road trip so be it.

by Anonymousreply 1802/19/2021

Try the local group connected to Vaccine Hunters.

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by Anonymousreply 1902/19/2021

OP here. I was able to land a local one for this week. Thanks for the tips, especially, R19! The NY page on that link was VERY helpful. It gives all kinds of inside ways to use the sites and real time info for getting appointments in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 2002/21/2021

Great news, OP!

by Anonymousreply 2102/21/2021

Don’t you get an appointment for the second shot at the same place? That would be two trips.

Just keep trying where you live

by Anonymousreply 2202/21/2021

I traveled 2 and a half hours. Got me out of the house and saw an area I’d never been. They automatically made the second booster appointment there so just went back and got it over with. Brought a small lunch and sat in the park afterward. Made for a pleasant day.

Better to have travel time than be on a ventilator.

by Anonymousreply 2302/21/2021

Make a nice weekend of it, OP. Book a cozy B&B in Aurora and do some wine tasting. Then do it again in three weeks.

by Anonymousreply 2402/21/2021

[quote] Brought a small lunch and sat in the park afterward.

Boy! Not vaccinated for a minute and right back to cruising.

by Anonymousreply 2502/21/2021

I had my first shot this morning, here in Texas. The second shot is already on their schedule in March. Having gotten mine now, I feel relieved that one major barrier to my future has been removed. Now I can do some long-term planning, something that was too iffy to consider this past year.

by Anonymousreply 2602/21/2021

Be prepared to feel awful after each shot. I got the Pfizer shots and was really sick the day after each one. Got better in about 36 hours.

by Anonymousreply 2702/21/2021

I got the Moderna and had no after effects.

by Anonymousreply 2802/22/2021
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