I received this from Lee in Mexico this morning, and it’s a vaccine story worth telling.
On July 4th I flew out of Guadalajara, Mexico in search of a COVID-19 vaccine. I had to find a one dose J&J vaccine because a return trip is beyond my means. I did my research before making plans to go to San Antonio, Texas. I printed out maps and addresses for CVS pharmacies and when I called them from the airport in Houston I hit a wall.
While retrieving my luggage in San Antonio I saw an advertisement for the Texas Med Clinic. They have both the J&J and Pfizer available. I called them after I checked into my hotel room to confirm the information , and made an online appointment for the next day, Monday, July 5.
I arrived early and got my shot well before my appointment time. The waiting room was empty. What a shame.
I’ve lived in Mexico for over 14 years. It’s a bit of a mess here and though I am a documented permanent resident and eligible for their haphazard vaccine distribution I just couldn’t stand in lines for hours surrounded by throngs of people. I just couldn’t.
So, I saved some money and fled to the US for my life saving vaccine. A bit of an example of privilege I suppose…..
Anyway, I am a long time reader/lurker. Thanks for all that you folks do!!
Chapala, Jalisco, México
Congratulations, Lee! Stay safe.
Such a shame that we have an embarrassment of riches in the US, vaccine-wise, yet the willful ignorance and arrogance keeps so many misguided people from keeping themselves and their neighbors and their families safe. And in other countries, it’s a fight to get the life-saving shots.
I am so sick of this divide between the haves and have-nots. It’s so wrong.
Odoroki and Himesama, and Ric:
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