April 16, 2021

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Lee County guy travels to Texas to get COVID-19 vaccine

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – 1000’s of Lee County inhabitants have stated they’ve termed dozens, even hundreds of moments, to try and make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Lots of unable to get through the reservation technique cellular phone line are growing disappointed with the method.

“I have attempted each individual way I could to benefit from the reservation system and it is not functioning,” stated Lee County resident Jean Marshall.

“We dialed nicely about 100 instances,” claimed Lee County resident Bruce Merton. “We were promised a phone back on the 120th or 118th connect with and then never bought a call again in any case.”

After contacting additional than 50 situations on the to start with day the telephone traces opened, Doug Frederick was ready to get by means of to a person to give his information. Close to 5:30 that night, he received an automated phone contact that mentioned he essential to stay on the line.

“My spouse was sitting following to me and she claims, ‘I wager it takes them an hour to solution the phone’,” Frederick explained.

Right after ready for 12 hrs, the phone was dropped.

A frustrated Frederick and his spouse drove 1,300 miles to their residence state of Texas the next working day where their daughter reported they would be ready to e book an appointment at a pharmacy.

“We drove 1,301 miles each individual way to get it,” Frederick said.

Frederick said he’s not the only one particular who is traveling hours to get a vaccine following being not able to get a single in Lee County.

He, and some others, are dismayed with the method.

“Nobody really should be incredibly proud of how this is performing out,” Frederick stated.