From a Letter to the Editor in the El Paso Times:
Last week, KFOX News reported on a vaccination event at the El Paso Zoo where shots were given to people who did not pre-register for the event and may not have met the age or underlying conditions requirements.
On Monday, I found out an outdoor clinic at UMC on Sunday gave vaccinations to people who got phone calls from friends or family members telling them to get to UMC right away so they could get vaccinated. Again, no pre-registration. A friend of mine got a call on Sunday and immediately went to UMC with his wife. They were vaccinated without pre-registering.
Who’s running this mess? Why are we being told to pre-register at epstrong.com if others can just show up and get vaccinated without pre-registering?
I’m guessing that there’s too much vaccine at these events. Better to get on the horn and call in reinforcements than to pour the vaccine down the sink.
But why is there too much vaccine?
Is it that extra vaccine in the vials? Are people no-showing their appointments?
Better to use it than to lose it, but maybe the needle pushers could line up a standby list, instead of just calling their brothers-in-law.