Maine COVID vaccine rush discouraging individuals over 70 years old – NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

21January 2021

More than 74,000 Mainers have received the first dosage of the COVID vaccine up until now. Authorities approximate at least 200,000 people in the 70 +age still require it

. PORTLAND, Maine– While 10s of thousands of Mainers 70 years of age and older hurried to get visits for the COVID-19 vaccine this

week, few have actually had success.< div class ="short article __ section post __ section_type_text energy

__ text “readability=”33 “>”I was kind of dancing with my feet on the flooring,”Margaret DaRos said. DaRos and her partner Dennis are among the handful of people in the age category to

protect their slot. She said after scouring the internet and calling numerous times, she had the ability to get through to an individual and line up an appointment in the

Portland area next week.”We might have simply been lucky,”DaRos stated. RELATED: Shah to older Mainers:’ After you have actually been vaccinated … you should do not hesitate to hug your grandkids once again.’ Others have actually not been so fortunate. Byron Vinton and his better half Linda in Bucksport were rejected after submitting

a lengthy form online. “We can’t even get on the list. It’s so discouraging,”Vinton said. “My frustration is my inability to get on the list for future dates. I can sit here every Monday and complete that whole long-form to again be

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