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2021-02-23 I have an appt

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Earlier today I was doing a happy dance (mentally dancing! !)..
now I am just stayin' alive (mentally exhausted)

but why was I so happy earlier?
Since Jan 23, 2021 I have been trying to register for and gain an appointment for my 1st covid vaccine shot.
I went thru the VAMs system 2 times to get registered with Vams (the federal system)
then I tried 2 times to gain access to schedule an appointment each of those times I was sent an immediate email saying I would received an email with the necessary link in 1 to 5 work days. Never did get the email with the link to get an appointment..
so ... today I called the my state's 3-digit number for covid vaccine assistance.
I was on hold for awhile.. and then there was this lovely real person, real time voice saying may I help you... and they did.
So, about 6 weeks after I initially started trying to get in line for the vaccine..
I now have an appointment just 7 weeks from today April 13 at 8AM I am scheduled to get my 1st shot.
so now it is heavy duty prayer time that nothing happens between now and April 14 to cause this event not to happen as scheduled.

I will admit that I have been wondering if there were undetected forces directing me away from getting the vaccine..
But then as I so often do...
I wonder if I am important enough for any force to go to that much trouble.
Although, some thing or one, did save me from certain death at least once that I know of..
(nearly 60 years ago... remember that day very well - broken foot & 5 stitches later)
so maybe sometimes I am (or was) important enough.

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  • TZAPP22
    Congratulations! I know what an arduous task that is.. I am still trying daily to get my parents an appointment somewhere.

    54 days ago
    54 days ago
    55 days ago
    Congratulations! Now, a tale that may boost your spirits.

    We fought through the VAMS system, too, getting our appointment for March 24 about 3 weeks ago. Then, last Wednesday, our friend was at the local Senior Center to pick up a meal. There, she learned that the state had authorized a new clinic in a neighboring town. She applied and was accepted. The phone coordinator asked if there were others in our friend's household. No - but she has friends that haven't been vaccinated. Long story short, we got a call on Friday and had our shots on Saturday last. So -- keep your ear to the grapevine and you may also discover a gem hiding in your neighborhood...
    55 days ago
    Happy dancing with you. Glad you finally got your appointment,
    Stay safe and be well. emoticon
    55 days ago
    You are a VIP to me my friend .... and I am THRILLED ypu have the appointment!! Cannot wait to hear you’ve had shot number one!! 👍🏻✨
    55 days ago
    It's my firm belief that things happen for a reason, and although there are many times we will never know, they always happen for the best. Mask up, social distance, and wash, wash, wash those hands. April will be here before you know it.

    In the meantime...stay safe. Be well. emoticon emoticon
    55 days ago
    Happy Tuesday
    55 days ago
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