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Andyman

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Well, this is unsettling. My daughter works for a clinic in Arizona and just told me they had 3,000 untaken, open appointments there. At first I thought they were no-shows, but she tells me they run 24/7 there and had 3,000 slots left open.
 
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What sucks, is not having any vaccines available.
Yes, definitely, but where it is available it doesn't seem to me it should be such a struggle to find it.

Where I live (New Mexico) you simply sign up with the Dept. of Health and when it's your turn they tell you where and when to get it.

I really can't fathom why this isn't the case everywhere else (where the vaccine is available, of course).

I hope your situation up north improves really soon.

Well, this is unsettling. My daughter works for a clinic in Arizona and just told me they had 3,000 untaken, open apponitment there. At first I thought they were no-shows, but she tells me they run 24/7 there and had 3,000 slots left open.
Yikes. Being sandwiched between AZ and TX ain't always a comfortable place to be.
 
I read about the blood clot thing yesterday- it was something like 25 cases across 20 million vaccinations, which is actually lower than the natural incidence of blood clotting disorders amongst the general population so they don't even know that they're linked... and if they are, its a one in a million incident compared to apx 1 in 100 for death from the 'rona if you get it above a certain age.

Anyway, looks headed for quick approval here to add to the other ones, in the race towards total vaccination by June-July-sh. Fingers crossed.

Yeah I read that much of Europe is even more skeptical of vaccines than the U.S., and a report of even 1 reported death is going to lead to governments being overcautious.
 
I'd do it. Ceptin the border is closed!
It's open for "essential" travel. Whatever that means. Regardless, there are a couple of spots along the St. Clair River where one of us could float a kayak across and keep the getaway car idling.

Yes, definitely, but where it is available it doesn't seem to me it should be such a struggle to find it.
I think we're finally cresting the hill, since so much vaccine is becoming available in a short time period. Where appointments might have been once a week or (like our city) only twice in the past few weeks, I was easily able to make my appointment this afternoon once I finally navigated around the portal. I thought today would be really bad since they opened it up to everyone over 50, but apparently not--they still have some appointments available.
 
Where I live (New Mexico) you simply sign up with the Dept. of Health and when it's your turn they tell you where and when to get it.
A buddy of mine lives in Aztec, and I don't recall if he's gotten his yet. However, he had COVID late last year or in January this year, and said it was the worst four weeks of his life...thankfully he wasn't hospitalized, but it was no cakewalk at home either.

The lady who does my better half's hair caught it in January, just from visiting friends over the holidays. She now has constant tinnitus, and her doctor says it's possible it may not go away. Nobody in our immediate sphere has had it, but my better half's future daughter-in-law is from a medical family. Her mother is a physical therapist, and lately she has been seeing formerly hospitalized COVID patients who are having to learn how to walk and take care of themselves again since they were laid up in bed for so long.

I have enough issues, and I don't need COVID to be the last nail in my coffin...
 

Andyman

Junior Member
Well, when it rains it pours. We initially got appointments today 40 miles away, but Beaumont came through so we switched to Thursday because it's closer and a hospital, not a grocery store. And 20 minutes ago, Cindy gets an invite from Meijer, which she promptly declined so they could offer it to another.

It looks like things are rocking here now, which is good as cases are on the rise here...
 

JohnVF

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Just heard that my father in law in Bogota is getting it Friday and my mother in law maybe next week. Which is quite the turnaround from there being no vaccine there when we got there end of January. It’s really gearing up.
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
NE Oregon and SW Washington are quite similar.
Yep - I used to make the drive between Portland and Walla Walla all the time in the late 80s / early 90s.

Whereabouts in NE Oregon was that taken? Is that looking towards the foothills of the Umatilla National Forest?
 
Well, when it rains it pours. We initially got appointments today 40 miles away, but Beaumont came through so we switched to Thursday because it's closer and a hospital, not a grocery store.
My better half got her appointment at Beaumont in Dearborn. I think at the time, it was Dearborn and one other facility about the same distance away from us. (Plus, she has a craving to get shawarma from Al Ameer, so that kind of decided it for us. 😁)
 
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Yep - I used to make the drive between Portland and Walla Walla all the time in the late 80s / early 90s.

Whereabouts in NE Oregon was that taken? Is that looking towards the foothills of the Umatilla National Forest?
That is a bit more central. 197 north heading towards The Dalles. Almost to Maupin. Mike Gibson would be just a bit NW of there, but he has too much gravel for me to go there on the bike.
 

JohnVF

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My better half got her appointment at Beaumont in Dearborn. I think at the time, it was Dearborn and one other facility about the same distance away from us. (Plus, she has a craving to get shawarma from Al Amir, so that kind of decided it for us. 😁)
Hey @prime minister remember Al Ameer ? Definitely worth decided on the vaccine based on proximity to Al Ameer .
 
The thoughts of that food scramble the brain.
I haven't eaten at the W. Warren location, but I am pretty sure they used to have a location in Canton on Haggerty Rd., just south of Ford Rd. We ate there together, while she's been to the W. Warren location many times with friends and her son. The Canton location used to be a Mountain Jack's decades ago, then was the Red Oak Steak House (with steaks grilled over oak, which IMHO had a strange taste) before it became something else (?) followed by Al Ameer. It shows as being vacant (as of August 2019), but the color scheme still kind of resembles the other Al Ameer locations.

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My better half loves that food; I can take it or leave it, but I will never turn down good shawarma. 😉
 

Audionut

Next Round Is On Me
Well, this is unsettling. My daughter works for a clinic in Arizona and just told me they had 3,000 untaken, open appointments there. At first I thought they were no-shows, but she tells me they run 24/7 there and had 3,000 slots left open.
Is it the single shot or two parts? Would love the J&J single (first world problems).
 

GuyK

Junior Member
That is a bit more central. 197 north heading towards The Dalles. Almost to Maupin. Mike Gibson would be just a bit NW of there, but he has too much gravel for me to go there on the bike.
I drove that section of road a few times between mid-80's and early 90's, but always South-bound, since we were rafting the Deschutes. Put in was at Warm Springs, and take-out was usually at Maupin. I have always thought it would be an excellent ride on a motorcycle.
 
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