The vaccination rollout isn’t rolling out very well

If you are confused about where, how and when to get the COVID-19 vaccination, join the club. I messaged my health care provider system to ask about my eligibility and received a form message in return telling me I would be notified when it was my turn. But when will it be my turn? Sometime in March, perhaps. They’re gonna notify me.

I believe there is sufficient vaccine now and I know others have succeeded in just lining up at vaccination centers, but I don’t want to wait in line—and it seems to me there should be a more orderly process for safeguarding the health of older Americans. But apparently I was wrong. Especially when it comes to senior care communities.

About a month after COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in the United States, it is still impossible for the public and the media to track the rollout of vaccines in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term-care facilities (LTCF) in most states, said a latest report of The COVID Tracking Project. 

So what gives? Who’s in charge here?

We’ve all (or most of us) have been waiting for the “blessing” of the vaccine, and certainly it should be administered to our most vulnerable population quickly (after first responders, etc.), but it ain’t happening.

What’s the hold up? I don’t understand. Do you?