Tuesday, March 23, 2021

41st Ward COVID-19 vaccination event kind of makes my point for me

This was in my email this evening.

No walk-ins. Appointments only.

No phone number for seniors to call. Only online registration.

Excerpt from Ald. Napolitano's email newsletter (emphasis and color as in original):

Appointments are required. If you are a Senior Citizen who has not yet been vaccinated, please click the link below to fill out a request form for an appointment. Appointment times will be issued randomly for March 30th. You will receive an email confirmation from Albertsons that will include your appointment time. Please be patient, it will take 24 to 48 hours to receive your email confirmation. Vaccines will be administered at Amazing Grace Senior Living located at 7432 W. Talcott Avenue. Our ward office will notify you if you do not receive an appointment.

I appreciate the efforts of Ald. Napolitano and the other elected officials who have arranged or sent out notices of similar events. I understand that they have to work with what the City gives them. But a lot of the intended audience for this item will receive notice only indirectly.... (*ring* *ring* Hello, Mom? Can I try and sign you up for a Covid shot on March 30?....) If one were really making seniors a priority, this would not be the way to do it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or you could just go to Loretto.