(UNEDITED)I am very concerned about the way the Health Department is handling the way they give out Swine Flu shots. The guidelines for being able to recieve the first rounds of the swine flu vaccination are very specific. I have sat back and watched as my son who is 22 and a severe athsmatic has tried to go get this vaccine only to be met by huge lines of people , "many who are lying about meeting the guidelines " only to have them run out before he gets to the front of the line.
I'm frustrated for those who genuinely have healthcare risks and will end up in the hospital if they don't get these shots. My son gets Pneumonia about two times a year , he will most likely end up in the hospital if he gets this. I'm shocked to read that people are fighting and people are gettigg hurt while waiting in line. I would like to suggest that the Health Department makes people bring proof that they meet these guidelines. A note from the Doctor , Employer ect , maybe this would enssure that the ones who need this vaccine the most will recieve it.
I understand that the Health Departments are doing everything they can and I'm not trying to diminish their efforts . I commend them for all that they are doing .
People , if you are not supposed to recieved these shots yet , then please quit holding the ones back who really need it . We need to take out turns and be fair.