RProper now, the COVID-19 vaccine is the right instance of what occurs when there may be little provide, however excessive demand for a product.
The District four Public Well being Division, which incorporates the Troup County Well being Division, has labored this week to obtain appointments from individuals who qualify for the vaccine presently of launch. Basically, anybody 65 and older, first responders, and healthcare staff are eligible to obtain the vaccine presently.
As quickly because the District four Public Well being Division made cellphone appointments out there, the cellphone traces obtained slowed down and other people have been ready for hours to talk to somebody. A web based appointment type, the place folks may enroll after which be referred to as, did not work, particularly when individuals who had signed up for an appointment additionally began scheduling appointments over the cellphone.
Individuals are pissed off and we perceive that. When you have referred to as a number of occasions and haven’t been capable of talk, you aren’t the one one. It is taking place to lots of people and it isn’t only a District four drawback. It is taking place elsewhere as properly.
However we urge you to be affected person. We imagine it’s honest to say that the District four Public Well being employees is overworked and overwhelmed proper now as they do their finest to carry this vaccine to most people. It is a utterly new course of for everybody, together with the general public well being division, which can also be restricted within the variety of vaccines out there.
Sure, this course of might be higher and we’re positive will probably be the additional we get into it. However for now, be grateful that a vaccine is offered and that individuals are receiving it, even when implementation is slower and tougher than we’d all like.
Quickly, the Troup County Well being Division will re-post that you’re taking appointments (you aren’t at the moment), and when that point comes, we ask that you simply take a deep breath, choose up the cellphone, and attempt to chill out.
That is very completely different from calling the cable firm and being on maintain for hours whereas complaining a couple of invoice. It is a vaccine that may save lives, and unsurprisingly, many individuals find it irresistible. Hopefully the wait shall be value it.