Wednesday September 07th 2022, 7:32 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

(Woke up to a second power failure but it cleared up quickly.)

The CDC had a list by zip code of providers of the new covid vaccine. (Lots of helpful links there.) I started trying yesterday, but the one local entity’s site refused to load, and when I asked Richard about going to Santa Rosa for another provider his reaction was that with our having driven three hours to Antioch in traffic and two hours back for his first covid shot, going even further was not enthralling.

Today, still not able to get through online, I called the local one even though their site said not to.

They said yeah they were scheduling but it was going to be weeks, possibly months before they had any more openings–they were booked.

I realized afterward, well, they are the closest off-campus pharmacy to Stanford Hospital.

Which is also I’m sure why the CDC got it to them first around here.

There had to be…

Today the CDC added CVS: one store in one location and they had openings for one single day, so I grabbed them. But I was still hoping for something sooner.

I checked our clinic’s site and got nowhere, so I called them, too. Oh! They do! But they said you could only schedule the covid shots by phone–just like last year’s first shot in the first weeks.

Turns out you had to wait while someone asked you all your ID information and all the health questions and dutifully entered them in while everybody else waited on hold, with him playing a human buffer in the scheduling that would keep all but the most determined self-screened out for now while the supplies are scarce. The on-hold robot voice kept urging me to hang up and schedule most appointments online, which I knew would just shove me to the back of the line on the phone again and nevertheless I persisted and knit and knit and knit, glad for hold music loud enough for even me to be able to put the phone down.

I got in!

You want them–this week?? Uhhh, let me see…

(I’d figured it didn’t hurt to ask.)

CVS is now canceled, he let me jump through the hoops for the both of us, and we are getting our Omicron boosters in the morning. And our flu shots.

(Edit in the morning: CVS was going to do both shots, but the clinic was only doing the Covid. One down, one to go.)

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That’s exciting news!
I think my age group in Ontario may not see this new vaccine until December or January. Can hardly wait.
These vaccines are real miracles of modern science.

Comment by Lisa RR 09.08.22 @ 4:41 am

Just a question about the flu shot. Around here, Ontario, they recommend it getting another vaccine within 2 weeks minimum. Might be a good question to research or ask.
Glad you got booked.

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 09.08.22 @ 7:17 am

Autocorrect I really dislike you

*not get another vaccine

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 09.08.22 @ 7:18 am

Oh, I’m glad you got appointments! And thanks for the link, it’s going to be much more helpful than the random internet wandering I was doing yesterday.

Comment by ccr in MA 09.08.22 @ 7:33 am

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