The New Hampshire Mass J&J Vaccination Drive At The ‘NH Motor Speedway’ — I Waited 3-Hours In Line.
I kind of expected that it would be a ‘zoo’, i.e., ‘not well organized‘, & I wasn’t far wrong.
I had a 12:20pm appointment. I drove in & got in line sharp at 12:00. (I was in Loudon at 11:45. I could have got in line earlier IF I knew that there was ‘no system’ & that it was a free-for-all.)
They directed me to one of three lanes; I happened to get ‘Lane 1’.
Then I waited & waited & waited.
Luckily they had the foresight to provide porta potties every 400-yards or so.
They did NOT put you in lane CHRONOLOGICALLY by appointment time. So, it was ‘just get in line’. After an hour there was some interaction. Most of the folks around I had 12:00 appointments. A couple 12:20 — like I. So, no prioritization. We were all lumped together.
In the end I discovered that there were not 3 BUT 6 LANES!
All of the delay — 3-hours worth — was merging those 6 lanes into one.
In my case, that happened at 3pm. 3-hours, coincidentally, since I got in line. Once it was down to 1-lane we moved quickly.
I was at the ‘pen’ within 10-minutes.
A ‘RN’ asked me the now routine COVID & vaccination stuff. They did NOT take my temperature.
An old, BUT still practising pediatrician, gave me my shot. Painless. But, then again, he told me that he thinks that over his lifetime I has done over 9-million vaccinations.
I took a stash of chocolates that I handed out. That was a hit.