The registration process is complicated and confusing 12 news reporter brandon truitt is live in east greenwich, with what both pharmacies are saying tonight: brandon, hey shannon, so this cvs here is one of the new ones that’s going to be starting, giving out shots this week over the Weekend there were just two cvs’s in the entire state that were vaccinating people, so, as you can imagine, those appointments went quickly landing a vaccination appointment in rhode island leaving some to feel like it’s a shot in the dark pharmacies. Just one of the ways rhode islanders can get vaccinated of those cvs and walgreens started, taking appointments over the weekend. Cvs going live at just two spots, this one in johnston and one in providence. Many of you writing into us about the difficulties landing. An appointment, jack and warwick says after spending hours trying the three different paths laid out by the state. No luck, i’ve done nothing. For almost 12 months we caught up with jack dougherty, the 81 year old, is retired but says trying to get an appointment has kept him busy, like so many others, i’ve heard from jack says he checks for appointments at all hours of the day. It’S. Not quite quite a full time job eight hours a day, but it’s taken time and that’s. What makes it increasingly frustrating because you spend all that time and nothing to show for it. Cvs telling 12 news it comes down to supply and demand saying in most states the number of eligible people quote far outnumber the state’s available doses walgreens acknowledging they had problems with their websites.
Saying issues this weekend were due to a glitch that has since been resolved with people like jack still looking for a shot. I just can’t afford to get that virus it’s. That simple i want to live longer and cvs says. Appointments are on a first come first serve basis by eligibility. I asked them if there was any way to know if appointments are released at a certain day or at a certain time the company saying they weren’t able to provide that information at this time. Live in east greenwich, brandon truett, 12 news, our other top story. Tonight, the ongoing frustrations and road bumps with rhode, island’s vaccine rollout shots are getting into people’s arms. The health department reported more than 35 thousand people are fully vaccinated as of today, but we are getting a lot of complaints from seniors trying to schedule appointments with cvs and walgreens 12 news reporter brandon truitt looked into this. He joins us now live from east greenwich, with what he’s found out brandon hey mike, so the pharmacies say that this is an issue of supply versus demand, there’s, a lot of people who want to get a shot, but just not enough doses to keep up rhode. Island’S vaccination rollout hitting the expected speed bumps along the way the state selecting three main avenues to get a shot state run sites, community centers in cities and towns and local pharmacies of those select cvs and walgreens started taking appointments over the weekend.
Cvs going live with just two spots: this one in johnston and one in providence. Many of you writing into us about the difficulties landing an appointment. One viewer saying it was a frustrating and at times emotional weekend gary saying he couldn’t get an appointment for his 82 year old mother in north providence and jack in warwick, says after spending hours, trying three paths laid out by the state. No luck, i’ve done nothing for almost 12 months we caught up with jack dougherty the 81 year old, is retired but says trying to get. An appointment has kept him busy, it’s, not quite quite a full time, job eight hours a day, but it’s taken time and that’s. What makes it increasingly frustrating because you spend all that time and nothing to show for, for their part, cvs tells 12 news. It comes down to supply and demand saying in most states the number of eligible people quote far outnumber the state’s available doses. Walgreens, acknowledging their website fell short saying issues this weekend were due to a glitch that has since been resolved with people like jack. Still looking for his shot, i just can’t afford to get that virus it’s that simple i want to live longer, and this cvs and east greenwich is just one of the new cvs’s that’s going to start giving out these vaccinations this week. Registration for select locations is going to open up on wednesday again as of right now, it’s just for those 75 and older.
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