Thousands of people a day are now vaccinated against the COVID-19 at various Houston locations, a shot Kimberly Mannino told ABC13 she was excited to get.
“I felt like I won the lottery,” Mannino recalled.
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Mannino, part of the eligible second group, said it took three months to receive the first dose. She received her first dose last month at the Del Mar Stadium where she was given a card with a second dose date. But when she contacted the Houston Health Department, she was told there were no appointments.
“I felt like a slap in the face because I followed every rule,”; says Mannino. “Aside from work, because I was a necessary worker and groceries, I didn’t leave the house at all.”
Frustrated, Mannino took to social media and sent tweets to Mayor Sylvester Turner to help resolve the situation. The next thing she knew, she got a second phone call and appointment this week.
See also: a regional breakdown on COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
“I guess I don’t understand this whole bureaucracy if it’s the same vaccine,” Mannino said.
The Department of Health says the date of the second dose on the card may not be the day you received the shot, instead 21 or 28 days later it might be 42, the CDC says, as long as you get the second dose within 42 days of the vaccine. Still in effect
Houston said it will be 48 hours before your appointment for your second drug. The spokesperson said that despite the extension of the rights to all Texas adults. But there are enough images for those who want it – it may not be as fast as you want.
If you do not receive a text or email, or miss a second appointment, you can call 832-393-5190 or email HHDCOVID19.CRT@houstontx.gov.
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