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2021-01-16 7:14:33 AM  
I am sure there will be no spoof sites out there for them to be scammed by too.

ChinaFluShot.com?
 
2021-01-16 7:28:05 AM  
I think my parents just put their name on an online waiting list yesterday.

Since I just turned 50 on Sunday, I'll wait a bit longer.
 
2021-01-16 9:04:24 AM  
'murica has millions of non-violent people in prisons wasting away while millions of senior citizens need a helper in their life. just saying.
 
2021-01-16 9:13:22 AM  
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Next we get eighteen year olds to register via fax machines.
 
2021-01-16 9:14:34 AM  
How about you stop being crappy kids and maybe help mom and dad get signed up, okay?
 
2021-01-16 9:15:02 AM  
Since I live in Oregon, the online system isn't a problem ... there isn't one.  There will be, just in time for the 2023 flu pandemic. But will only work with IE on Win7 and it will collapse the day it's turned on.
 
2021-01-16 9:15:32 AM  
Indiana's site was not set up to easily navigate, I had to sign my my mom and aunt up for them . If you know someone older that should have the shot ,please volunteer to help.It only took maybe 5 min to register, 5 min to get the shot, and then a 15 min reaction safety wait.
 
2021-01-16 9:17:52 AM  
But this is an App!
 
2021-01-16 9:21:41 AM  

Alphax: I think my parents just put their name on an online waiting list yesterday.

Since I just turned 50 on Sunday, I'll wait a bit longer.


Happy birthday. Mine's this week. I can wait too
 
2021-01-16 9:22:44 AM  
Howard Jones, who's 83

Man, I guess the 80's were a long, long time ago.
 
2021-01-16 9:24:53 AM  
Maybe interface with some local senior citizen organizations. They're in the phone book.
 
2021-01-16 9:28:41 AM  
I'm a codger. I signed up online last week, and got my first shot a few days ago. Our town seems to have done a good job.
They also have a telephone hot line for people without internet access.
 
2021-01-16 9:29:55 AM  

Tillmaster: I'm a codger. I signed up online last week, and got my first shot a few days ago. Our town seems to have done a good job.
They also have a telephone hot line for people without internet access.


You could at least give out the number:
Pennsylvania 6 - 5000
 
2021-01-16 9:31:31 AM  
I'm in my 70s and I successfully signed up. But I am in New Jersey, which means that I will get be getting my shot right after I die of old age. My friends can take my coffin down to the place and get me jabbed up right before they put me in the ground. Bureaucracy... What can't it do?
 
2021-01-16 9:31:54 AM  
I have no idea what my county is doing once we're out of phase 1a.  I DO know I'll probably want to take a mental health day or three, since we'll supposedly be giving shots by appointment only, and it has to be booked on out website the day before after 7pm.  I'm sure the old farts without computers will just love that.
 
2021-01-16 9:36:47 AM  
Intentional?

My mother is 80 and has no problems with stuff like this. She's been online since 95 or 96.
 
2021-01-16 9:38:55 AM  
nothing can possibli go wrong
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2021-01-16 9:40:09 AM  

andyourdog2: If you know someone older that should have the shot ,please volunteer to help


And if you know elderly Trump voters, relax. It's Saturday. Watch cartoons or something.
 
2021-01-16 9:40:32 AM  
Shut the internet down two minutes before signup goes live. Solves  the problem.

Soylent Green.
 
2021-01-16 9:40:40 AM  
shiat, I pressed fast forward instead of play.  Anyone got a pencil?
 
2021-01-16 9:42:48 AM  
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Give a 12 year old kid this set up, and tell them to get on the internet.

It's like that, making old people use a website to sign up for inoculations.
 
2021-01-16 9:43:34 AM  
As a healthy 30-something year old in Florida, I consider the vaccine more of a theoretical possibility rather than an imminent reality.
 
2021-01-16 9:44:26 AM  

phenn: Intentional?

My mother is 80 and has no problems with stuff like this. She's been online since 95 or 96.


She's the exception, not the rule.
 
2021-01-16 9:45:16 AM  
Here in my county in Georgia, they have both. And the phones melted down. System crashed. So...
 
2021-01-16 9:46:52 AM  
Last week, I had to go to the doctor's office for tests. There were three women in the office raising hell. They looked like they were in their 40's or  50's. There's no way any of the three were senior citizens. They were yelling at staff when I entered because they had information that this location had vaccines, but they couldn't get vaccines. I suspect the three weren't eligible anyway (unless you factor in obesity), but the location also didn't have vaccines for whatever reason. When I was called to the back, they were still loudly complaining and demanding that they have access to the vaccine. After meeting with the doctor, while walking to the phlebotomists' room, I overheard someone say "We finally called security. They just wouldn't leave."

I think that doctors' office should have been required to take down the names and contact information of those women. Then it should have been compiled with other such names from other medical providers creating a list for the widest possible distribution. Then, everyone on that list should have to wait until everyone else in America, who doesn't refuse vaccination, has been vaccinated before receiving their vaccination.

Those women were just so incredibly selfish. There is a limited supply of vaccine. Health workers must have it first for the same reason that parents must put on their oxygen mask first in an airplane. Then, those in the highest risk categories, like the elderly, must be allowed the vaccine before those of us who are comparatively young and healthy.

I just don't understand people sometimes.
 
2021-01-16 9:51:06 AM  

Bruscar: Those women were just so incredibly selfish.


Crisis always shows true character.
 
2021-01-16 9:54:00 AM  

sinko swimo: 'murica has millions of non-violent people in prisons wasting away while millions of senior citizens need a helper in their life. just saying.


Sounds like a perfect business opportunity
 
2021-01-16 10:00:19 AM  
Oh joy. SD just announced they'd start vaccinating the "1D" priority group (a-e, a being high priority front liners) on the 18th. Mrs Nine and I fall into this group. And then they proceeded to split "1D" into two further subgroups. This whole thing is farking clownshoes.
 
2021-01-16 10:07:54 AM  
Those in categories with lower priority than this one have no problem with it...
 
2021-01-16 10:08:10 AM  
Have any of you been in a retirement community or nursing home lately? Most of the people that are even remotely cognizant are on their phones or tablets, and sharing pictures of their grandkids with the other folks.

Old people aren't necessarily tech illiterate anymore.
 
2021-01-16 10:13:00 AM  
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2021-01-16 10:30:03 AM  
In New Jersey, apparently smokers have moved to the front of the line, no proof needed.

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2021-01-16 10:43:32 AM  

NINEv2: Oh joy. SD just announced they'd start vaccinating the "1D" priority group (a-e, a being high priority front liners) on the 18th. Mrs Nine and I fall into this group. And then they proceeded to split "1D" into two further subgroups. This whole thing is farking clownshoes.


Honestly, splitting out a ton of subgroups makes more sense than some other places. My dad is almost 70 and technically eligible in NY. He gets to try to sign up on websites of all sorts of healthcare providers and stores and they're all booked through the end of April.

It may just be that he can't get a vaccine til May or later, but this shouldn't be the same online rush as trying to buy a ps5.
 
2021-01-16 10:46:31 AM  
"What kind of pen do I use to sign my name?"
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2021-01-16 10:57:42 AM  
My dad's doctor actually called him to schedule an appointment. Getting first shot Wednesday.

Aside from the refrigeration issue, this should not be difficult.

Use election polling locations.
People line up
What's your name?
Have you been vaccinated yet?
Have any allergies?
[Get shot]
Come back in x weeks for second shot
 
2021-01-16 11:04:10 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 453x352]

Give a 12 year old kid this set up, and tell them to get on the internet.

It's like that, making old people use a website to sign up for inoculations.


At least give them a pulse to tone convertor.
 
2021-01-16 11:04:52 AM  

Dafatone: NINEv2: Oh joy. SD just announced they'd start vaccinating the "1D" priority group (a-e, a being high priority front liners) on the 18th. Mrs Nine and I fall into this group. And then they proceeded to split "1D" into two further subgroups. This whole thing is farking clownshoes.

Honestly, splitting out a ton of subgroups makes more sense than some other places. My dad is almost 70 and technically eligible in NY. He gets to try to sign up on websites of all sorts of healthcare providers and stores and they're all booked through the end of April.

It may just be that he can't get a vaccine til May or later, but this shouldn't be the same online rush as trying to buy a ps5.


Oh I agree, but it's the changing of plans and almost no goddam communication about it. There's a newly added cutoff line right above the "people with 2 or more conditions" group that wasn't there 4 days ago.
 
2021-01-16 11:08:45 AM  
I'm 69, and live in Georgia. I was a PC developer since 1975. So getting online and finding the right website is not a problem. But every time I try, I get a message that all the appointments are taken. Also, the online information is not consistent, because of procedural changes that have been made without updating the websites to correspond. It's extremely frustrating. Especially since an online waiting list need have no limits, with automatic email info as you approach a potential appointment.

I've got multiple aggravating risk factors, and should have been able to sign up weeks ago. I hear that available appointments fill up minutes or hours after becoming available. And of course, if you are computer illiterate or don't own a device, or unable to use it, it sucks to be you. Although there is a phone number to call, it is an infinite busy signal. So there is the same issue there, in a different mode.

Whoever took it for granted that vaccinating millions of people would work smoothly is an idiot. All of these problems are predictable. Doesn't anyone remember the problems in the systems set up for ObamaCare? This situation is much more complicated than that.
 
2021-01-16 11:11:45 AM  

Bruscar: Last week, I had to go to the doctor's office for tests. There were three women in the office raising hell. They looked like they were in their 40's or  50's. There's no way any of the three were senior citizens. They were yelling at staff when I entered because they had information that this location had vaccines, but they couldn't get vaccines. I suspect the three weren't eligible anyway (unless you factor in obesity), but the location also didn't have vaccines for whatever reason. When I was called to the back, they were still loudly complaining and demanding that they have access to the vaccine. After meeting with the doctor, while walking to the phlebotomists' room, I overheard someone say "We finally called security. They just wouldn't leave."

I think that doctors' office should have been required to take down the names and contact information of those women. Then it should have been compiled with other such names from other medical providers creating a list for the widest possible distribution. Then, everyone on that list should have to wait until everyone else in America, who doesn't refuse vaccination, has been vaccinated before receiving their vaccination.

Those women were just so incredibly selfish. There is a limited supply of vaccine. Health workers must have it first for the same reason that parents must put on their oxygen mask first in an airplane. Then, those in the highest risk categories, like the elderly, must be allowed the vaccine before those of us who are comparatively young and healthy.

I just don't understand people sometimes.


You encountered a pack of Karens. We need to come up with a name for them when they assert privilege in groups.
 
2021-01-16 11:13:16 AM  

dsmith42: Bruscar: Last week, I had to go to the doctor's office for tests. There were three women in the office raising hell. They looked like they were in their 40's or  50's. There's no way any of the three were senior citizens. They were yelling at staff when I entered because they had information that this location had vaccines, but they couldn't get vaccines. I suspect the three weren't eligible anyway (unless you factor in obesity), but the location also didn't have vaccines for whatever reason. When I was called to the back, they were still loudly complaining and demanding that they have access to the vaccine. After meeting with the doctor, while walking to the phlebotomists' room, I overheard someone say "We finally called security. They just wouldn't leave."

I think that doctors' office should have been required to take down the names and contact information of those women. Then it should have been compiled with other such names from other medical providers creating a list for the widest possible distribution. Then, everyone on that list should have to wait until everyone else in America, who doesn't refuse vaccination, has been vaccinated before receiving their vaccination.

Those women were just so incredibly selfish. There is a limited supply of vaccine. Health workers must have it first for the same reason that parents must put on their oxygen mask first in an airplane. Then, those in the highest risk categories, like the elderly, must be allowed the vaccine before those of us who are comparatively young and healthy.

I just don't understand people sometimes.

You encountered a pack of Karens. We need to come up with a name for them when they assert privilege in groups.


A grievance of Karens?

A complaint of Karens?
 
2021-01-16 11:17:58 AM  
My silly miserly old Father-In-Law read a Reader's Digest article aimed at scared old folks in the 1990's about how crooks can steal money from you using the Internet (actually was the Nigerian Prince Scam!).

He wanted nothing to do with going on line after that.  He was petrified over the possibility that someone would get hold of his precious money.

Even when one of his daughters offered to pay for internet service for him so he could communicate via email.

He refused entry to his home to have the tech connect it up.  Daughter wasted about $1200 for a year of service that the old man didn't use.
 
2021-01-16 11:20:06 AM  

Hyjamon: I am sure there will be no spoof sites out there for them to be scammed by too.

ChinaFluShot.com?


Just have your Cwedit Cawd.
 
2021-01-16 11:24:18 AM  
Shoot, I work at a hospital (1b) in a large city, and I still haven't got a vaccination yet.
 
2021-01-16 11:45:31 AM  
An elderly friend of mine yesterday called her local pharmacy to ask if they were authorized to give out SARS-COV-2 vaccinations as she had heard. The clerk said, "Yes, we're giving vaccinations". "Great," my friend said, "What do I do to make an appointment?" The reply: "Oh, we don't have any vaccine yet."

Headdesk headdesk headdesk
 
2021-01-16 11:49:58 AM  

Blahbbs: How about you stop being crappy kids and maybe help mom and dad get signed up, okay?


Stop blaming Millenials for everything, boomer.
 
2021-01-16 12:20:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: phenn: Intentional?

My mother is 80 and has no problems with stuff like this. She's been online since 95 or 96.

She's the exception, not the rule.


Except that there's nothing that prevented anyone else from doing the same thing except the belief that once you hit a certain age everyone is supposed to bend over backwards for you and you don't have to learn anything any more.

It's not that they can't, it's that they won't.
 
2021-01-16 12:42:18 PM  

Jerseysteve22: dsmith42: Bruscar: Last week, I had to go to the doctor's office for tests. There were three women in the office raising hell. They looked like they were in their 40's or  50's. There's no way any of the three were senior citizens. They were yelling at staff when I entered because they had information that this location had vaccines, but they couldn't get vaccines. I suspect the three weren't eligible anyway (unless you factor in obesity), but the location also didn't have vaccines for whatever reason. When I was called to the back, they were still loudly complaining and demanding that they have access to the vaccine. After meeting with the doctor, while walking to the phlebotomists' room, I overheard someone say "We finally called security. They just wouldn't leave."

I think that doctors' office should have been required to take down the names and contact information of those women. Then it should have been compiled with other such names from other medical providers creating a list for the widest possible distribution. Then, everyone on that list should have to wait until everyone else in America, who doesn't refuse vaccination, has been vaccinated before receiving their vaccination.

Those women were just so incredibly selfish. There is a limited supply of vaccine. Health workers must have it first for the same reason that parents must put on their oxygen mask first in an airplane. Then, those in the highest risk categories, like the elderly, must be allowed the vaccine before those of us who are comparatively young and healthy.

I just don't understand people sometimes.

You encountered a pack of Karens. We need to come up with a name for them when they assert privilege in groups.

A grievance of Karens?

A complaint of Karens?


I believe the correct term is "pile".
 
2021-01-16 12:44:45 PM  
Old people can be very smart.  Grandma managed to buy this and so we're set for the year.

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2021-01-16 1:03:54 PM  

genner: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 453x352]

Give a 12 year old kid this set up, and tell them to get on the internet.

It's like that, making old people use a website to sign up for inoculations.

At least give them a pulse to tone convertor.


beep beep beep beep beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerp?
 
2021-01-16 1:28:27 PM  

Fano: sinko swimo: 'murica has millions of non-violent people in prisons wasting away while millions of senior citizens need a helper in their life. just saying.

Sounds like a perfect business opportunity


You betcha! Long as they got leg shackles and are fed plenty of saltpeter. I'll take half a dozen. I can house them in the old sawmill out back. When can you bring em around?

/can't do any better than $1.25/day per head
//prefer political prisoners
 
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