Rossen reports: Jeff’s parents register chaotic struggle to find vaccine
Hey. The technology to create a vaccine the same year we discovered the virus. Incredible. Do you think that would be the hardest part? Nix. It turns out getting it to you is the rollout. According to one, many of you and the experts are a mess from state to state, county to county. No one knows what is going on or how to get vaccinated. How do you find it now? An inside look at the rial frustrates in real time finding the vaccine and what you can do about it. Now remember this The vaccine approved party. How can I help you today? Covic. Vaccine. Now it’s chaos. Please stay in line and your call will be in order. It was received well, well over an hour now, still on hold. This is hard to see for all of us, but for me it is especially personal. It’s my mother. It’s my dad who’s sending me half a dozen videos so I can understand their anger. Very frustrating. It’s like the Wild West here. They live in Florida well over 65 who are now eligible for the vaccine, who spend hours on the phone calling hospitals and health departments for a moment, thank you. Now we’re halfway through the Palm Beach County Health Department. And then they tell me, sorry, we can not help you call back next week. This is how it should be agreed for a vaccine. I do not know what to do. So why is this happening? And how will it be solved? I will go directly to the source of this dr. Paul. It is the FDA’s advisory panel that actually approved the Madonna and Pfizer vaccines for distribution. And he’s joining us at Zoom right now so we can all be safe and kill it. My mother called this the wild, wild west. I guess that was not what you had in mind when you approved of all this. Yes, I just think we’re on our way. We have been so good at getting researched and developed this vaccine so well for it. So we spent so much money on the $ 24 billion, and now we’re just. It’s as if everyone is for themselves. I guess that’s what your mother means by the wild, wild vest. It’s like everyone’s for themselves, and it can not be. And of course, it’s not just my parents in Daytona Beach, Florida, seniors queuing in their cars overnight trying to get the vaccine. I want to be able to see my children and my grandchildren. That means a lot in Wisconsin, E. M is frustrated at how slowly the vaccine has seeped down to their cruise. By no means do we expect to be the first in line. Like me, a piece of the pie. In Maryland, seniors are impatient with the rollout so bad that the state has just changed its distribution plan, including those in part of the first phase of the state of Maryland. For God’s sake, I should be able to get into my vaccine year, Operation Warp Speed said. On January 1, 20 million people would be vaccinated. How many people have been vaccinated to date? Just a fraction of that about half, experts say. The federal government on Lee did half the task of packing and shipping the vaccine, but then fell into it. States defend themselves. You have to create a public health infrastructure that does not exist at the moment and it takes money and we just have not been willing to do that. Should this be a federal government operation. The military fills stadiums, you know, fills parking lots and just vaccine vaccine vaccine vaccine and work with the states that way. But just take it over. Yes, I think that way is now involved in a mass vaccination campaign. This can not be like the flu vaccine. When you go into your pharmacy when it suits you, we just have to have these mass vaccination events in stadiums or synagogues or churches or whatever. There are many people out there who will help. They will really help to do this. And they’re just kind of helpless. As for my mom and dad, do you want to know how chaotic it is? A rumor in their neighborhood finally paid off. We just got a call from a friend who said it is possible to arrange Macon for vaccine distribution at a local pharmacy. But we have to do it personally. We need to get there right away. So we just jumped in the car and hopefully we get a deal. We were lucky enough to get a deal we got there. They showed up in droves. It really is like a free for all a lot of my friends still encrypted around. I do not know how many more doses they have, but we managed to come to an agreement, so we were lucky. I was also curious. If the vaccine stays on the shelves for too long, will they go bad? Some good news here is experts say no. If they have kept the right temperature as we have reported, it is way below zero. They could last for weeks, even months. But as the pandemic continues to get worse, many of you who are watching this right now may not be taking that long. We keep following this, telling you how to get it, where it shows up, and when they know how to get it back to you day by day, hour by hour.
Nationwide, we have seen rollout problems with the COVID-19 vaccine. If you’ve been trying to get one – you know how bad it’s been. The slow rollout has left vaccines just sitting on the shelves. What’s the plan to get it for you now? Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen is looking for answers. He even got help from his parents in Florida. Watch the video above to see what Jeff and the team found.
Nationwide, we have seen rollout problems with the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you’ve been trying to get one – you know how bad it has become. The slow rollout has left vaccines just sitting on the shelves.
What’s the plan to get it for you now?
Chief National Consumer Correspondent Jeff Rossen is looking for answers. He even got help from his parents in Florida.
Watch the video above to see what Jeff and the team found.