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In search of the (elusive) COVID vaccine

by Anne Gordon

Kirkland, WA

January 27, 2021

In search of the (elusive) COVID vaccine, Atha Wellness in Kirkland, WA

"It feels like winning the lottery"...if you're one of the lucky ones who were fortunate to have  gotten the COVID vaccine. 

A lot of people were on the fence about getting the COVID vaccination when the vaccine rollout first began, me included.  We wanted to see more data, more research.  And now, there seems to have been a huge tidal shift...people (me included) are actively beginning to seek out vaccination sites only to realize that there are no appointments available. Zero.  Zilch.  Ninguna.  And if that weren't bad enough, it now appears that there is only enough vaccine to vaccinate those who are getting their second dose. 

So how can you track down a vaccine?  I heard this piece on NPR yesterday about "tech people"  in California, who were equally frustrated with finding vaccine availability, who created a COVID-19 vaccine data base.  That got me thinking...we live in a very tech savvy place.  Couldn't we follow suit and find some technologists and volunteers who could create a data base spending time calling the places that could have the vaccine and putting those who say yes in a single place?  A website that offers much more accurate data in a more timely way than even the federal government's delivering, at least today?  Keep checking back for more information.  

Yours in health,