Yesterday, the Hamilton County Health Department opened a new set of dates for vaccinations. I found out about this and went online to sign up and was promptly met with “No vaccinations available, slots full” message! I did some quick calculations and found the following, 545 slots per day are currently being scheduled (when available).
The population of Hamilton County is 367,804. At the current rate, the health department will only need 674.86 days of work to accomplish the task of vaccinating the area population. Since March 19, 2020, 337 people have died from COVID-19 in Hamilton County, or an average of just over one person per day. Given this statistic, only about 675 people will die from this disease before the health department gets around to getting everyone vaccinated.
One would think that after the grand fiasco of having people wait in line for over seven hours and then get the message that the “vaccine had run out” …and yes, this actually happened to a friend of mine on the fourth day of their program, the health department would have come up with a little better logistical approach.
Sure hope they are better at administering shots than planning how to get it done, as logistics is certainly not their strong suit.