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What grade would you give the Douglas County health department for its H1N1 vaccination effort?

Response Percent Votes
50% 325
20% 133
11% 72
10% 69
6% 40
Total 639


George Lippencott 8 years, 4 months ago

A prefer some semblance of a free market solution as my doctor know my needs. Our PHS delayed that option well into the period of vulnerability.

Bobo Fleming 8 years, 4 months ago

They were great. Got the shot in the first clinic. They had the thing organized and it took me about 1 hour from start to finish. Good job Health Department.

funkdog1 8 years, 4 months ago

There is a free market solution. Your private doctor can give you the H1N1 vaccine.

funkdog1 8 years, 4 months ago

Um, they delayed that option because the flu culture didn't grow as fast as they thought it would so there was a shortage of vaccine. Now that the supplies are adequate, the shots are being made available to everyone and private doctors have supplies.

I can't imagine how you were turned down if you were legitimately in the fourth vulnerability group and there were shots left over. That doesn't even make sense.

Boston_Corbett 8 years, 4 months ago

The government didn't make the vaccine. They contracted to have it made. They purchased it. From commercial firms. As in a free market.

funkdog1 8 years, 4 months ago

Yes, I was completely unaware that they were denying the 4th group.

So I see. We needed a private market option so that those with the most money could get their shots first rather than the most vulnerable.

funkdog1 8 years, 4 months ago

I was unaware, you see, because I did not fall into any of the vulnerability groups. I was glad, though, that my child was able to receive his shot.

George Lippencott 8 years, 4 months ago

funkdog1 (Anonymous) says…

Not true until well into the game!

George Lippencott 8 years, 4 months ago

funkdog1 (Anonymous) says…

I am glad I live in a nuanced world. Making vaccine available to the commercial market does not have to mean eliminating priorities nor giving it out of turn to the rich. Some people have insurance that covers it. The key is that my doctor knows my medical condition and the desirability of my taking it.

Stuart Evans 8 years, 4 months ago

what's with all the grading lately? oh the president wants a grade so now everybody needs to feel graded. that arrogant SOB should have declined to grade himself, then the rest of this grading would have ceased.

bendover61 8 years, 4 months ago

Why did the government contract and pay for the vaccine? I hesitate to say this for fear of sounding like a nut, but this is not in my copy of the constitution.

Janet Lowther 8 years, 4 months ago

I went to the first clinic after they expanded the eligibility beyond pregnant women and young children (I'm a diabetic.) The lines were very long, but they moved at a reasonable pace, so I'd give 'em a 'B." They could have used another dozen or so needle-wielding personnel.

I was surprised that both my flu shots this year were from vaccine drawn out of a bottle, rather than in preloaded syringes, which would have saved the better part of a minute per patient.

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