Opinion: Failure in Vaccination Rollout
By Karen Luckett
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been extremely disappointing and perplexing in Santa Barbara. I reviewed the Santa Barbara County vaccine criteria tiers, but could not figure out where I am in the tiers, so I emailed the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. They just blew me off telling me to look at the tiers. I emailed them back telling them I had reviewed the tiers before I emailed them the first time. They responded by saying they would forward my email to someone else because the person emailing did not have an answer for me.
It has been over two weeks and I have not been contacted. This is bureaucratic incompetence. I have since emailed Governor Newsom, Dr. Ghaly, and Supervisor Gregg Hart without a response.
I am a medical professional, over 65 years old, in private practice, and unaffiliated with any clinic or hospital. I see patients in their homes.
Why cant anyone explain to me what tier I'm in and how I will know when it is my turn or anyone's turn for the vaccine? I don't want the vaccines to spoil before they get to needed health professionals like me or anyone else in need.
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