COVID VACCINE

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Muzzleblast
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Yup.

Says it crashed.

Guess nobody knew a new batch was coming to make appointments.

Government........
ringrit
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Took me 30 minutes, but I finally got all the way through and got an appt for my husband! Keep trying!
aggiemom89
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You can also call and make an appointment that way.
cavscout96
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Muzzleblast said:

Yup.

Says it crashed.

Guess nobody knew a new batch was coming to make appointments.

Government........


BC, to be specific. I mean, seriously?
EagleLM
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I just got in also. And almost every appt slot for the week showed over 50 time slots still available. Yes, keep trying.
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cavscout96 said:

Muzzleblast said:

Yup.

Says it crashed.

Guess nobody knew a new batch was coming to make appointments.

Government........


BC, to be specific. I mean, seriously?
No understandee word salad but I finally got booked.

Took a bit over an hour.

Site is functioning well now.
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Ok. I was on my phone and went into abbreviation mode ...

Here is the translation:

Not just "Government," specifically Brazos County Government.

Seriously? How could that not have anticipated a large influx of traffic and prepared ahead of time. Par for the course.

jemma4116
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I just used the hub, was working fine. Looks like there are still many spots available.
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EBrazosAg said:

As a healthcare provider I have to say the Brazos
center is running well. Showed up at 758. Second dose in by 815 with a busy line of cars. Now just waiting in the 15 min lot watching YouTube videos


Now that several hours have passed since your second dose, how are you feeling?
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Wife is a teacher at CSISD. She was able to sign up for the J&J vaccine and put me on the list as an alternate.

We both received our one shot yesterday in the CSISD board room with no issues. We had to wait for 15 minutes after the shot before they would let us go, but we had no side effects or soreness, even today.
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cavscout96 said:

Ok. I was on my phone and went into abbreviation mode ...

Here is the translation:

Not just "Government," specifically Brazos County Government.

Seriously? How could that not have anticipated a large influx of traffic and prepared ahead of time. Par for the course.


I feel ya my brother.

Anyway, got it done.
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cavscout96 said:

Ok. I was on my phone and went into abbreviation mode ...

Here is the translation:

Not just "Government," specifically Brazos County Government.

Seriously? How could that not have anticipated a large influx of traffic and prepared ahead of time. Par for the course.




You do realize that Brazos County Government is not in charge of the appointments correct? Maybe before publicly bashing someone for anything make sure you're picking the right people.
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Counterpoint said:

EBrazosAg said:

As a healthcare provider I have to say the Brazos
center is running well. Showed up at 758. Second dose in by 815 with a busy line of cars. Now just waiting in the 15 min lot watching YouTube videos


Now that several hours have passed since your second dose, how are you feeling?


Not at my peak. But I've felt worse too. I anticipated that as well as I knew I had antibodies after the first dose.
First Down and Twelve
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I was in and out of the drive through system for 2nd dose at the Hub very quickly today.

The first dose was under the old system and from drive up, to waiting in line, to the 15 minute wait was 45ish minutes.

Today, the 15 minute wait to leave was longer than the rest of the process, and I'm counting the 1 or 2 minutes I rolled the window down and said howdy to the cool mayor from the pro business city who was doing a site visit.
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Ok... Who should we bash then?

The entire operation is part of BC right? I mean, that IS who is paying the twice retired COL/Sheriff, right?

So the buck stops, where, exactly?

meteorag06
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Maybe blame the people running the servers for a server crash. Sheesh.
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GiveEmHellBill said:

Wife is a teacher at CSISD. She was able to sign up for the J&J vaccine and put me on the list as an alternate.

We both received our one shot yesterday in the CSISD board room with no issues. We had to wait for 15 minutes after the shot before they would let us go, but we had no side effects or soreness, even today.
Okay, a bit of an update:

My wife has felt nauseous since noon and I am now feeling pretty wiped out. Like a typical cold bug: chills, feel like I have a fever, just blah. However, this is 10x worse than I felt when I actually had COVID.

Think we will dope ourselves up with Tylenol and call it a night.
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meteorag06 said:

Maybe blame the people running the servers for a server crash. Sheesh.


If only they'd hired a competent IT guy.... hell, I'd have volunteered! ...unfortunately, you get what you pay for.
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GiveEmHellBill said:

GiveEmHellBill said:

Wife is a teacher at CSISD. She was able to sign up for the J&J vaccine and put me on the list as an alternate.

We both received our one shot yesterday in the CSISD board room with no issues. We had to wait for 15 minutes after the shot before they would let us go, but we had no side effects or soreness, even today.
Okay, a bit of an update:

My wife has felt nauseous since noon and I am now feeling pretty wiped out. Like a typical cold bug: chills, feel like I have a fever, just blah. However, this is 10x worse than I felt when I actually had COVID.

Think we will dope ourselves up with Tylenol and call it a night.


Dang, I thought you might have escaped the side effects!
First Down and Twelve
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GiveEmHellBill said:

GiveEmHellBill said:

Wife is a teacher at CSISD. She was able to sign up for the J&J vaccine and put me on the list as an alternate.

We both received our one shot yesterday in the CSISD board room with no issues. We had to wait for 15 minutes after the shot before they would let us go, but we had no side effects or soreness, even today.
Okay, a bit of an update:

My wife has felt nauseous since noon and I am now feeling pretty wiped out. Like a typical cold bug: chills, feel like I have a fever, just blah. However, this is 10x worse than I felt when I actually had COVID.

Think we will dope ourselves up with Tylenol and call it a night.
Sorry to hear that. Since my 2nd dose around midday today, I've been busy doing everything from caulking trim, to burning trash, to replying to correspondence, running a few errands, pretty much been going non stop. I only have a modest soreness in my arm but I had that last time. I hope the Tylenol and rest works for you.
meteorag06
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They are going to be in operation for a while. You can still volunteer your time as do 180 people each day to give out these vaccines.

May want to start with contacting Texas A&M. They should be able to direct you to their server.
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meteorag06 said:

They are going to be in operation for a while. You can still volunteer your time as do 180 people each day to give out these vaccines.

May want to start with contacting Texas A&M. They should be able to direct you to their server.



You continue to fail to see the point. This hub is the overall responsibility of the county. Period. Whoever stepped up to bail them out is doing them a favor. The ultimate responsibility lies with the folks at the top. Period.

Their failure to plan has been the source of every delay and challenge we've seen. They had no plan, so they have a poorly synched, in some cases, operation.
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Slocum on a mobile said:

meteorag06 said:

Maybe blame the people running the servers for a server crash. Sheesh.


If only they'd hired a competent IT guy.... hell, I'd have volunteered! ...unfortunately, you get what you pay for.
It was annoying, I finally got in and signed up Mrs Doubledog., it took a few tries. It should get better as time goes on.

Nosmo
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https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates/COVIDVaccineAllocation-Week14.pdf

Week 14 allocation, 1st shot only.

All Moderna.

Brazos Center 5,000

Other sites 500

5,500 total allotted to Brazos county addresses.
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cavscout96 said:

You continue to fail to see the point. This hub is the overall responsibility of the county. Period. Whoever stepped up to bail them out is doing them a favor. The ultimate responsibility lies with the folks at the top. Period.

Their failure to plan has been the source of every delay and challenge we've seen. They had no plan, so they have a poorly synched, in some cases, operation.


Couldn't have said it better myself. The "Awww shucks, this vaccinin' stuff is hard" story by the county and Santa Fe is beyond tired at this point.

A long time ago, I worked for the big school, helped one of the agencies build an enterprise class datacenter. I do about 3x - 4x better (in a good year) these days working for the Silicon Valley companies that sell the stuff.
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So I guess your not volunteering then? I agree planning could and should have been better from the start. The powers that be started planning way to late. No argument there. The weakest link in this endeavor has been scheduling by far. But in the overall scheme of things giving out almost 30K vaccines now(i think that's right), is pretty good. I'd call giving out more doses than they have received an accomplishment.
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Nosmo said:

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/news/updates/COVIDVaccineAllocation-Week14.pdf

Week 14 allocation, 1st shot only.

All Moderna.

Brazos Center 5,000

Other sites 500

5,500 total allotted to Brazos county addresses.
Didn't see BSW on the list; disappointed they didn't receive any because they were super easy to sign up and get the shot with through our existing accounts.
cavscout96
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Read somewhere that BSW was administering J&J to BISD folks this week.
90 bull
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I got the J&K vaccine this morning at the BSW drive through. In and out in 25 mins including the 15 wait time.
dubi
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Quote:

I got the J&K vaccine
The secret CIA 4th vaccine with a tracking chip!
Slocum on a mobile
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I think I said above I would have volunteered.

Here's an idea I would have had.... build the website on a big cloud provider like AWS or Google and make it geographically redundant to span a few of their datacenters. That way it doesn't go down...

You know, like real apps do these days....
meteorag06
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Not speaking my language, but I trust your right. Hopefully the people at TAMU will think of that and they won't have a downed server again. Or at least something. This can't be an every week issue.
ringrit
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If you are not in one of the groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Walmart pharmacies all have waiting list. If they go through all their appts for the day and have doses left over, they will call people on the waiting list to come get vaccinated. You have to be able to drop what you're doing and go up there if they call, but they are actively using the waiting lists so that no vaccines go to waste. My son and I both got our first doses last night!
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ringrit said:

If you are not in one of the groups currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the Walmart pharmacies all have waiting list. If they go through all their appts for the day and have doses left over, they will call people on the waiting list to come get vaccinated. You have to be able to drop what you're doing and go up there if they call, but they are actively using the waiting lists so that no vaccines go to waste. My son and I both got our first doses last night!
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ringrit
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You just have to give them a call and ask to be put on the list or go up in person.
 
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