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DeMentis Strikes Again

Trump pushed the real work off to governors, and Florida’s governor dumped the vaccine distribution onto the counties – Florida’s first-come, first-serve Covid-19 vaccination plan for the elderly leads to scramble:

(CNN)Florida’s county-by-county plan to vaccinate its elderly population has created a mass scramble for a limited number of doses, leading to hours-long lines at vaccination sites and overwhelmed county hotlines and websites.

In southwest Florida, the Lee County Department of Health encouraged anyone 65 and older and high-risk frontline health care workers to come to one of seven vaccination sites. Each site had just 300 vaccine doses, and “no appointment is necessary,” the county said.

The first-come, first-serve plan led to huge lines forming overnight Tuesday as people camped out on lawn chairs and waited for hours.

After seeing this I checked on my county. In my county they are requiring appointments for the vaccination, but the appointments for the four-hours they have scheduled for January 6th have already been taken, so I’ll have to check back later to see when and if the county will schedule another vaccination time and place. The procedure is drive thru, which enforces social distancing, but it might be a problem if someone has an adverse reaction. It also ignores the number of senior citizens who lack cars and/or drivers’ licenses.

2 comments

1 Oldwhitelady { 01.02.21 at 9:32 pm }

I sure hope they can get the shots out to all the people there. I have two sisters who live in Fl, and they are not younger than I am. I hope they figure out a way to deliver the shots to the folks you mentioned. I’m not going to worry about getting mine until March. I’m hoping my employment can get something set up. They always figure a way to get flu shots to their employees.

2 Bryan { 01.02.21 at 10:37 pm }

OWL, eventually the doctors will take over and something will get done. The governor , like Trump, refuses to take responsibility for anything. 67 different systems makes no sense at all. I was thinking that I would be in the second group after essential workers and nursing home staff, but now it is going to hit and miss.

Tell your sisters to keep checking with their county health agency to see when they can go. I’m not camping out, I’m staying in place until I know it is going to happen.

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