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Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:40 PM

Think your state is bad with vaccines?

This is one of the headlines from the Boston Globe. They've revamped the state website so that when you try to schedule it sends you to a waiting room:

‘Your estimated wait time is 50,475 minutes’: State vaccine appointment site hits more snags.

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:44 PM

1. Michigan has been pretty damn good.

Other than Some cheating at local levels. Steal 400 doses for Hillsdale College staff and employees. Ah well that's OK.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 02:06 PM

3. Well maybe in your area, not so much in mine. Hopefully they will get things

better next week per their announcements.

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Response to Biophilic (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 02:11 PM

5. Sorry about that, the lack of any unified plan has made it hard.

I know that Mi. total of vaccinations is pretty good compared to some other states.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:44 PM

13. Actually I saw a graph yesterday that showed Michigan was down in the bottom

quarter of states. I'm guessing the roll out for vaccine shots has been very erratic. We will get ours eventually. It's frustrating that it seems so erratic, but given that the Democrats have only had a little over a month to start getting things working at all I'm grateful for whatever does work. I'm just very grateful that we aren't relying on trump or republicans for the life saving vaccines. Wouldn't be happening at all or very, very poorly.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 02:41 PM

6. My husband has signed up at several sites, but can't get an appt.

anywhere. He's 70+ with heart disease and diabetes, yet not a single reply here in mid- Michigan. Not good.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:08 PM

10. Michigan legislature is working to revise the rollout.

Repubs want it based on age and some jobs, like the original CDC recommendation. Governor will veto, she want the rollout targeted toward groups defined by race, income, jobs (medical and education now, probably adding police, fire, grocery later).

I have no clue when or if my number will come up. I get no feedback after signing up with hospital systems and pharmacies.

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 01:46 PM

2. Getting mine through the VA. Working fine so far...

got first shot last week, 2nd shot scheduled for mid March.

I'm glad I don't have to depend on the state efforts, though my senior apartment complex is advertising shots for residents now. Might have been more convenient, but I'm already on the VA schedule, so I pass on that.

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 02:11 PM

4. I think that March is gonna be really different; a lot more vaccine will be available...

How states manage the supply is the real question. But having perhaps twice as much vaccine to give out will solve a lot of issues...

Hopefully...

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Response to winstars (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 02:45 PM

7. I think so too. Especially with the J&J vaccine

Very easily transported

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:00 PM

8. New York State did fine by us

My wife and I went on NYC's website, followed the directions and were given appointments in January for dose #1. Although we were supposed to schedule the second doses at that time, their computers were down, (big surprise-- not). After several days of frustration with the city's website, we were able to schedule the second doses in the "window" of 28-40 days for the Moderna vaccine. We got those shots on time.

While I know many others have been frustrated, we had no complaints.

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:03 PM

9. Texas is very bad.

I can't get an appointment anywhere.

But I did read that they're turning Circuit of the Americas
into a huge vax site to deliver 3,000 shots.

No way am I doing that.

I'm just waiting for a decent place close by to open up, or
preferably my local CVS or clinic.

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Response to Green Line (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:15 PM

11. So that is about 35 days. What is

your age?

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Response to pwb (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 03:25 PM

12. Over 65, eligible by state guidelines

But I did get very lucky and got an appointment through my City's website. It's separate from the state website. I'm still surprised I scored the appointment, I tried for a long while, sitting at my computer and refreshing every half hour or so.

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