‘Cruel’ Digital Race For Vaccines Leaves Many Seniors Behind

‘Cruel’ Digital Race For Vaccines Leaves Many Seniors Behind

The efforts to vaccinate people 65 and older have strained under the enormous demand that has overwhelmed cumbersome, inconsistent scheduling systems. The struggle represents a shift from the first wave of vaccinations — health care workers in health care settings — which went comparatively smoothly. “That was totally serendipitous for me, but I actually personally know several seniors who just kind of gave up,” said Brooks. “That’s not how 85-year-olds have interacted with the health care system, so it’s a complete disconnect,” he said. … It’s a big mess.”The ongoing shortage of vaccines has led Novich to halt the service for now.

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