I’m so glad I got to see my dad yesterday. He has the vaccine now, but it wasn’t easy for him to initially get it. My brother and my sister-in-law had to step in and help him get it.
Let’s just say that my dad is not so adept at using the Internet. My mom passed away five years ago this month from cancer, and she took care of everything. He’s been lost without her and dependent upon me and my brother to help him.
Many seniors are in the same boat and it puts them at a big disadvantage when it comes to signing up for an online appointment to get the vaccine. And they are the people who need it most.
The process is competitive and clearly favors those with advanced computer skills. That’s not to say that all seniors fall in the same category but many of them do. My dad is almost 80 and recently learned how to use social media and the internet.
There are a lot of reports about this in the media that say that many other seniors are also having trouble navigating the labyrinth of the Internet appointment vaccine system. This NPR article is a great resource. I hope something is done ASAP about helping seniors make vaccine appointments easier.