I wish you luck with securing a place to get a shot. Maybe your Dr. can get you in somewhere. I am fortunate , I am getting one next week . My daughter who is an auditor for the state and her family and her parents are included if need be. I usually just go to the family Dr. but he doesn't have any as yet.
Being in the priority group, I first checked with the office of my physician. Like last year, they would be given in the pharmacy located in the same Doctor's building. I made several attempts by phone to check on their supply, if any. But each time trying the phone menu - "To speak to a pharmacy staff member, press 4." Pressing 4, the connection was lost.... "If you want to dial a number, please hang up and dial again."
I then took the option (was it "press 5?"), I left a message re: my question, and my phone #. I never got a reply.
So, yesterday I called a supermarket that was said to have the vaccine. I was told the shots would be given Mom-Fri from 10 to 4.
So my like wise friend and I headed for the supermarket this morning, arriving at 9:40. They had had only 13 doses, and those were gone.
So we headed to the pharmacy at KMart. There a sign said they would not be given until Oct. 15. The very nice lady at the customer service desk let us use the phone books and phone, where I again tried the first pharmacy. This time I got an answer... "Call back next week". Then I called the nearest Public Health clinic. They would not be giving the shots until Oct. 18.
Then the lady at the service counter said she heard they were being given at a local minor emergency clinic. Stopping at the first one, the sign said they regretted they would be giving no flu shots this season.
On to the next minor emergency one. Huzzah! There was a line of no more than 2-3 dozen people. Some of those folks had been making the same rounds.
In past years I have usually waited until the middle of October, and during a shortage, it was in the first week in November before any was available. . But in my locality the official word has been to "start looking for a supply now!"
The nasal mist mode is available, but may not be covered by insurance. The vaccine for children, made by a different company, is available.
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