SWFL people vacation to Miami to get vaccine

SWFL people vacation to Miami to get vaccine

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COLLIER COUNTY

Right after touring hundreds of miles to be 1 of the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine, some Southwest Florida citizens are making an attempt to uncover a way to get their 2nd dose nearer to dwelling.

Gail Niccolai and spouse George are dealing with some obstacles in seeking to locate an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine in Southwest Florida, exactly where most suppliers are only supplying the Moderna vaccine. Not to point out how tough it is to even program an appointment.

Pat Marmo also went to Miami to get her vaccine just after shelling out hours making an attempt to ebook one in Southwest Florida.

“It was fabulous. Did not brain the two-hour generate. I would do anything at all to get the vaccine,” she reported.

Marmo stated a number of close friends also designed the drive across Alligator Alley for the vaccine.

So did the Niccolais, right after striving for weeks to get one closer to residence.

“It’s horrible. It is like dodging bullets. For the reason that you’re concerned any day you may possibly appear down with it and you want to have the vaccination prior to that occurs,” Gail mentioned.

Each are joyful to get that first dose, but of class, there are downsides.

“We’re in really very good condition for our age but other persons our age certainly could never ever make the excursion. I would not even attempt to,” Gail reported.

“They were in line, over a two-mile line for eight hours. 8 several hours,” Marmo defined.

Neither Marmo nor the Niccolais can locate the Pfizer vaccine in Southwest Florida, indicating they’ll probable have to head back again to Miami for their 2nd doses. But both equally women say they’ll do what they have to immediately after pretty much a 12 months apart from family and pals.

“I was by no means so thrilled to get a vaccine,” Marmo mentioned.