The government has prioritized seniors when it comes to delivering the first doses of the Covid-19 vaccines. And rightfully so, as this demographic is most at risk to serious complications, hospitalization, and death. However, securing the prized shot has been next to impossible for many seniors. It’s a case of demand far exceeding supply, coupled with enormous technology constraints. Fortunately, some tech-savvy volunteers have been helping family, friends, and complete strangers, navigate the system and score a coveted Covid-19 vaccine appointment.
The Wall Street Journal’s senior personal technology columnist sought out expert advice on how to use various online tools to schedule your shot and put together an informative video that shows you exactly what you need to do, including what websites she recommends you try and what you need to click to get to the elusive confirmation screen. There is an accompanying article that provides step by step instructions on what to do as well. The WSJ reporter is the first to admit that it wasn’t easy, but once she learned the secrets she was able to secure Covid-19 vaccination appointments for eleven friends and family in need. Hopefully, if you follow her directions you will be able to book your own appointment or one for your loved ones.
The Seniors Trust is committed to improving the lives of seniors. One of the many ways it does this is by working to pass the Social Security Expansion Act. Once passed, this landmark piece of legislation will provide bigger monthly Social Security benefits, establish a more realistic cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for seniors, and guarantee the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.