GETTING OUR SHOTS (we think)

I decided to post this because I've been in here so long its like i actually "know" some folks in here even tho we've never met. The good ol CDC, no matter what you may think of them, has changed the rules yet again as to who qualifies for the vaccine. i notice the SECY of something or other has decided to cut loose the reserve...hmmmm....Our GOV in a state which shall go namesless..it IS cyber after all..has changed out rules accordingly. As of this coming mon 1/18, we are officially geezers...A few days ago, I started making calls to places that were "supposed " to be able to administer htese shots, per the states official list'

Good thing Im a cynic to begin with, because it didn't surprise me one bit that no two of them had anything close to the proper info as I understood it. or when they would be getting the vaccine, or how they were going to administer it. You would laff at some of the conversations, except its not a bit funny..We saw the outrageous lines in FL..I was getting ready to load up the beach chairs and a cooler, and leave at midnite or earlier....Do what you gotta do i thought.

As luck would have it, near the bottom of my list of sites I called a pharmacy...not a national chain but they have about 2 doz locations around the midwest. They were the only ones with a computerized registration process...we signed up. Got to thinking about it...(dangerous I know)...called em up...asked how many people were on that list and where were we? (it computerized, they should know) Well learned two things...in the few days since they started they have thousands of names on the list...and...TAADAA!! our appt is next thurs 1:30 pm.,,and yes you get an id card, and your next appt for the booster, and you hang around for awhile to make sure you dont keel over.

I would suggest you spend some time (if you haven't already) and do your best to reserve a place. they won't magically show up on your porch. Don't believe what you hear as gospel...most of these people know less than you think. wrong info can be worse than no info. Make it a project. I wound up with notes all over a clipboard...pretend its a screwed up cruise and you have to do what you have to do to unscrew it.

I'll let y'all know how it goes...assuming it really happens...

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Even after all the hoopla since the disorganized beginning, plain ol dumb luck STILL has alot to do with it....it continuuuuues......who knew this would turn into an epic thread...probably because GETTING the shots can be an epic...seems appropriate!!!

Three of my friends and family outside of healthcare got their shots! Two are fully vaccinated, one just got her first Moderna last week!

Got some inside information that, for Texas at least, CVS Pharmacy posts their incoming shipments of the vaccine to their stores at about 4:00AM on Thursdays, and opens the reservation queue at 5:00 AM. After pulling an all-nighter, I logged in at 5:02 and still had to wait until 5:20 until the site decided it was my turn. I was able to schedule both shots - the first this Sunday in San Antonio (about a 2.25 hour drive from Laredo). If all goes well, on the second shot, we will have permanently moved to San Antonio. I guess I don't need to become homeless or a prisoner to get the shot now!

Congratulations! Not only for getting your appointment, but in your neighborhood!

Florida will be lowering the age allowed to vaccinate to 50 on Monday! We’ll be looking for an appointment as soon as we can get in. Excited that the vaccine is opening travel opportunities! Happy

I was so excited this morning, I was able to hug my little 4 year old nephew for the first time in almost a year this morning! I still wore my mask, as his Dad has underlying conditions.

Next up is my 8 year old niece!

ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL....alot of folks who didn't have to deal with any of this can't possibly understand....

Got our first shots this morning – number two next month! Big Smile

Just took my Dad for this final shot TODAY! Now when we see my niece (in two weeks!), we can catch up on a year's worth of hugs!

Looking forward to hugs!🍀

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