Yesterday I spent an anxious almost hour trying to get a vaccine appointment. We had to wait until 3 PM to get into the site. My county had 10,000 doses to give away. Not much considering there are 232,000 citizens of this county over 65. This is the 2nd time we have been given a time to go online and try to get an appointment for one of these very hard to come by vaccines. The first time I couldn’t even get into the site. Yesterday I got in, finally, got to a page where they listed available appointments, and tried 10 or 20 times to get one of them. Each time I got a message saying that appointment was no longer available so pick another time. Which I did over and over until I got a message saying there were no more appointments available in my county.
Dan managed to draw the attention of the universe, I guess, and he got an appointment, and pretty quickly too. Which is good, because once vaccinated he won’t be so worried about giving it to his 94 year old mother.
Around dinner time, Dan called me (because I am quarantining yet again pending the result of a covid test I took Wed because I’d been feeling crappy for a week) and told me about a new website he’d just heard of on TV I think (myvaccine.fl.gov). Anyway you go to it, fill out a short registration form and you are then “In Line” for the next round of available vaccinations. So of course, I did it immediately, and since I’m not seeing a lot of publicity about this site, I don’t think too many people know about it, so maybe I have a chance.
My question, though, is why our esteemed (HAHAHA) governor, a tRumpophile of the first degree, did not start a list like this 2 months ago. Or a month ago. Or anytime before now. Seems absurd to have to constantly refresh your page because you can’t connect, over and over for 45 min or so. Let’s face it, the site we’ve all been using is difficult to navigate, and especially when maybe 200,000 people are trying to get one of 10,000 shots. It’s especially, I’m guessing, hard for seniors, because we often have lost (or never really had) computer skills. I like to think mine are pretty good, having worked on a computer for years, and being online a lot, writing and reading. But if I were 10 years older? It would probably be a chore. It blows my mind to look at the inefficient way our government works, and to have a governor who has no idea how to deal with this, and who I’m not sure could figure his way out of a paper bag. This all should have been set up long ago, knowing that vaccines would be coming soon.
Enough of my rant. Hoping I get the results of the COVID test today. I’m pretty sure I don’t have it because I’ve felt fine for that last couple of days.
Hope you all stay safe and healthy. Love and light to all.