Friday, February 26, 2021
I thought it would be summer before we received our vaccinations. We had registered when it became available in January. Then our health department, local or state, changed the conditions that were covered and we no longer qualified. My husband has lupus and I'm diabetic. So we had to wait our turn. Oh, and we're both under age 65. Our state is currently vaccinating people 65 and older. Now they are vaccinating teachers and school personnel in preparation for our kids to get back in the classroom.
So my husband has to have his INR checked every 4-5 weeks to monitor how thin/thick his blood is since he's on blood thinners. His friend works at the hospital and tests his blood. They were discussing the vaccination process and she told him to call the local Walgreen's and ask to be put on a list for any leftover vaccinations they might have at the end of the day. She had gotten her brother his just that way. When he came home, he was watching our local news. They were doing vaccinations at 3 local high schools. He called our county health department and asked to be put on the list for leftovers at these locations. Three hours later we were called and went to get our vaccinations! My husband overheard someone say they ended up with only two doses left. I don't know why the health departments don't publicize this more! We were extremely lucky to get called and are very thankful we were called. I told a friend about it and him and his wife were able to get the last two doses at another location on the following day.
I remember seeing people waiting in line in Florida for leftover doses, but never knew you could call the local health department and get on a list to be called! So, I'm hoping that this information gets out to someone who needs it.