A lady was fed up with the vaccine reservation system in Southwest Florida, so she traveled a whole bunch of miles to get the shot.
Betty Rahm, Cherie McArthur and their husbands took a street journey throughout the state Tuesday to get their first COVID-19 doses.
“I simply need issues to be again to regular,” Rahm stated.
“I needed to get it performed,” McArthur stated. “I needed to have the ability to take pleasure in a few of my life once more.”
The previous Ohio residents booked their appointments on the Cleveland Clinic the place they’re sufferers. This was the choice they collectively made after many failed makes an attempt to schedule appointments in Lee County.
“It was so irritating since you’d dangle up; you’d dial once more; you’d get the busy; you’d dial once more,” McArthur stated.
Donna Lee Horn in Englewood is aware of the sensation.
“He’s been calling; he’s been on-line making an attempt to get an appointment; however you possibly can’t get by way of,” Horn stated.
Horn and Enid Kuperman are annoyed with non-Florida residents getting photographs earlier than them. They don’t wish to journey for his or her vaccine.
“I do know they want their photographs, and I hope they did,” Horn stated. “Why didn’t they get it up the place they reside?”
“All people ought to have the chance,” Kuperman stated. “Doesn’t matter when you’re a snowbird, everyone ought to have it. It’s simply being mishandled.”
You don’t need to reside in Lee County to get the vaccine, and the identical goes for all the opposite vaccination websites in Southwest Florida.
“Both hold making an attempt, or really take a look at various websites too,” Rahm stated. “I imply neighboring counties. I had appeared into that as properly.
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