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Offline Seeker946

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Re: Coronavirus vaccine available at local Rite-Aid by personal request
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2021, 03:00:01 PM »
Sorry to say I had no such luck at Rite Aid 37th. Drop off desk said they were not taking vaccination reservations and only handed over a slip of paper with the web site of the city vaccination site: vaccinefinder.nyc.gov, which had no appointments near here.

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Hopeful availability later in day for COVID19 vaccines recently
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2021, 09:13:26 AM »
 Just wanted to share some recent news that last week a number of sites like this one,
  NYC COVID-19 vaccine finder (vaccinefinder.nyc.gov )
had availability later in the day, sometimes for THAT day! It pays to check mid-late afternoon.
I have no evidence but this may be the result of the news stories of places running out of the
vaccine, so maybe they are withholding appts till they see within a given day how their supply
and appointments match up. This short notice is not easy particularly for older seniors or disabled
but hopefully an awareness of this potential and packing a ready-to-go bag along with starting
or updating MY CHART online with Health and Hospitals beforehand can set up this possibility.
 Also you see an appt., book it immediately as they go fast and get out the door! Lots in Manhattan,
some further in Queens.
 Good luck.

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Citi Field Vaccine Site
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 11:34:49 AM »
Citi Field vaccine site to open this Wednesday, the 10th. I'm not sure if it's solely designated for Queens residents, though. Does anyone have any more info?



NYC COVID-19 Vaccine Finder
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Re: Citi Field Vaccine Site
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2021, 12:02:42 PM »
"Appointments will be reserved for taxi and livery drivers and for food service workers, de Blasio said, along with Queens residents. Proof of employment for people in those fields will be required, though he did not provide details."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nyc-to-offer-covid-vaccinations-at-citi-field-starting-wednesday/ar-BB1dvdc3?li=BBnbcA1

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Re: Hopeful availability later in day for COVID19 vaccines recently
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2021, 07:46:51 AM »
I used that site to book my 1st (over 65) dose at Elmhurst Hosp a couple of weeks ago. It took persistence and luck, over several days constantly clicking on "view availability" until a spot popped up. I do believe/hope that the system will soon become less chaotic.

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Re: Hopeful availability later in day for COVID19 vaccines recently
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2021, 12:38:12 PM »
 A story today on NPR's Brian Lehrer show featured a younger person who received a Covid19 vaccine which she was not happy about. The reason was that she knowingly took the shot in an underused facility in the Bronx that has not been attracting the designated audience. This person was encouraged by her employer to take advantage of the lack of qualified people in line and justify that the vaccines wouldn't be thrown away unused. Social media is one of the reasons cited that many eligible people are not getting the news about their availability in the neighborhood. Other methods are needed for outreach such as US Postal Service mail, flyers locally, door knocking as in campaigns or the census as relying on social media for community information just simply isn't effective in this case.
 

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2021, 03:28:49 PM »
Folks, just a tip: we have been unsuccessfully trying to get a slot for my 89 year-old father-in-law in the Bronx through the usual channels (Health & Hospitals, Walgreens, Rite Aid). However, he is a veteran and it turned out that we were able to book an appointment for him quickly through the VA. We are hopeful my mother-in-law will also be able to get the "caregiver shot" soon.
Thought this might be helpful for someone.

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2021, 10:30:36 AM »
Another tip: if you are on Twitter, follow @turbovax, which compiles vaccine availability data from various sites in the city and sends out real-time updates. You can change your settings to get alerts whenever there is an update. Just got an appointment for my mother-in-law using this tool.

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2021, 03:00:40 PM »
I got my first jab at Citifield this past Wednesday.
8PM appointment. My spouse who joined to just be there with me left after two hours of queueing outside. I finally went up the escalator at 11PM, queued in another line and around 11:30PM finally sat with someone who took all of my details including documentation confirming eligibility. Another queue and finally received by jab at 12:30AM.
My appointment was rescheduled twice due to vaccine delivery delays from the bad ice/snow storms across the nation. They had previously been administering Moderna at this site but now shifted to Pfizer because that is what they were able to secure.
I have no context to say if the time it took on Wednesday was typical or not but giving the folks here the benefit of doubt that the confluence of delivery delays, supply issues, staffing shortages, etc. all resulted in extra long delays.
The staff, stretched as they were, were empathic coming out to the line from time to time to bring ahead anyone having difficulty standing, wheelchair bound, elderly, etc.
I'm hopeful that they are able to scale up the site properly by the time my second jab on the 13th comes around. But I would happily spend another 4 hours to leave this miserable memory of a time behind.

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2021, 03:26:53 PM »
Wow that is a long wait! My husband and I had our two doses at different schools in the Bronx. The first time, we waiting about 45 minutes outside, and about 10 minutes inside for our mid-afternoon appointments. The second time, it was a solid hour waiting outside in cold weather--but nothing like what you describe at Citifield.  Worth it, of course. And yes, they were letting more frail people, those in wheelchairs or on walkers, move to the head of the line.

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2021, 10:46:22 PM »
Also received first shot at Citifield this past week, Thursday morning, after being delayed due to storms.  Arrived at 7:30 and was out by 9:30 am -- 2 hours in total for me and my partner.  Walked right in, but had lines once inside the Skybox area.  Staff was pleasant, they had shortage of nurses, so there was some delay.  Most of the time was filling out paperwork, the same that I did digitally before arriving.  Overall experience was good, and all the staff we very helpful.

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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2021, 01:38:08 PM »
2/28/21
York College just opened up thousands of appointments for April 7 and 8 to ELIGIBLE Queens residents. That mean anyone in Queens who falls into the current eligibility categories, such as 65+ and certain medical conditions and jobs.

This is from a Facebook group called Helping NYC get vaccinated:





The link to get started is https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov



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Re: Vaccines Are Here!
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2021, 01:38:08 PM »