[Vision2020] Fwd: screwed up vaccine

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Thu Jan 28 11:53:17 PST 2021

Yes and no.

I got my 73-year-old hubby on the waiting list by calling the Moscow office of the health department.

He got the email Tuesday afternoon and there were only FOUR days in all of February - all in LEWISTON - for the five counties in our health district.  Yikes!  Here’s the explanation straight from the horse’s mouth:

“Our first few weeks of clinics will be held in our Lewiston Office only, due to space constraints in other offices.”

So, A LACK OF PLANNING was far more significant than the limited quantity of vaccines.  And by all reports, vaccinations are proceeding flawlessly just across the state line in Pullman, which also opened up to the 65 & older crowd.

For MANY reasons, my hubby is completely uninterested in going to Lewiston & has instead opted to wait for a local opportunity.

I’ll state the obvious: it’s beyond RIDICULOUS to put the burden on older folks to make a trip to Lewiston in the middle of winter to receive a crucial vaccine.

In addition to the logistical & financial issues of getting there, I’ll remind folks that Moscow had a mild winter last year, too, until February when we received nearly four FEET of snow.

I heard this yesterday & feel like this is the current state of vaccines in this area, too:

““Let me put  it bluntly. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be like the Hunger Games.”

     Linda Hidalgo, Harris County, TX judge


Moscow, ID

On Thu, Jan 28, 2021, at 11:26 AM, Ron Force wrote:
> Forgot to include Viz.
> Ron Force
> Moscow Idaho USA
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> From: *Ron Force* <ronforce at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 11:25 AM
> Subject: Re: [Vision2020] screwed up vaccine
> To: Roger Hayes <rhayesmoscowid at gmail.com>
> If you'd known about this website a week or two ago, you might have gotten an appointment https://www.idahoprepmod.com/ .  It showed up in the Daily News this morning. People who heard about it by word of mouth earlier probably got appointments, but by now, most of February is taken. One friend from Moscow has to drive to Orofino for his. The problem is that Idaho (and other states) opened the eligibility to a lot more people than they have vaccines for. Right now, 530,000 people in Idaho are eligible but the state only gets 22,000 doses per week.
> Ron Force
> Moscow Idaho USA
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 11:09 AM Roger Hayes <rhayesmoscowid at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So, I've been looking into how to get the Covid vaccine. Website of the Health department in Lewiston says call your pharmacy or primary care physician. There's no way any pharmacy or clinic is going to be able to handle the number of people who want and are qualified to get the shot. Other places have mobile vaccination centers. I feel Gritman should handle this. But then, there seems to be a dearth of planning by the state or feds. About time we took this seriously especially when it says that seniors can get the shot at the beginning of February. 
>> Meanwhile the Idaho House has forwarded legislation that effectively cancels Little's health initiatives. Welcome to Idaho. 
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