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Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:17 AM

Am I the only one working with a bunch of SOCAL vaccine queue line jumpers?

I think about 90% of the people under 50 have now jumped the queue at work. Most of these people were working from home. They were all pissed the defense industry wasn't included on the essential list. Then suddenly they all started reappearing at work and I was like well that's funny. Apparently there's places in SOCAL were the vaccine centers don't give a crap about the age queues and once 16-64 with underlying conditions became a thing, they gave up enforcing it. There is no real legal jeopardy from jumping and so they jumped. Some had letters from bosses telling them they were essential even though they're not really essential workers. Most simply made an appointment and got vaccinated. The sad thing is not every center is like that. You still hear about teachers turned away because they didn't have proof or 70 plus year old dying while waiting to get their vaccine. Many got vaccinated before my good friend that's 67 years old and worked in person everyday since June 2020. The thing is, none of them give a shit that they did it. They all think they're clever to have found a place or gotten a note etc...

Monday I talked to the low income workers where I buy my lunch in the morning. I asked, and none were vaccinated. They're all too busy working to bother. I'm starting to get the feeling too many of the wrong people were protected by the illusion of the queue in late March early April while these upper middle class workers jumped the vaccine queue.

I'm sort of disgusted by it all. It was 2-3 week from the queue opening for all, but they couldn't wait.

Am I the only one experiencing this?

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Reply Am I the only one working with a bunch of SOCAL vaccine queue line jumpers? (Original post)
Johonny Apr 6 OP
Dream Girl Apr 6 #1
tirebiter Apr 6 #2
Midnight Writer Apr 6 #3
Johonny Apr 6 #4
Midnight Writer Apr 6 #6
Johonny Apr 6 #7
ZonkerHarris Apr 6 #5
MerryHolidays Apr 6 #8
Juneboarder Apr 14 #9

Response to Johonny (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:41 AM

1. People in food service have been eligible for months so those folks where you get thei lunch could

Get it. As for jumping the line, I completely get it. In my opinion, the age requirement should have been loosened long ago. It was 75+ for weeks, then it moved up up 65 and stayed there for weeks. Meanwhile, younger people who work (not retired) and face daily risks had you wait and wait. I wouldnít view defense workers as essential, but teachers are and they waited for months. Though Iím older I donít think the eligibility requirements based on age along were wrong..comoribidies and job related risk should have been prioritized.

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Response to Johonny (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:46 AM

2. Just keep the line moving

Is the important thing.

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Response to Johonny (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:40 PM

3. I may be "jumping the line" this weekend, but I'm not sure.

They are setting up a drive-thru site near me for two days only. The announcement in the newspaper and on the website says any person over the age of 16.

However, as I read the State guidelines, we are still in a phase for 65+ and essential workers, which does not include me.

I made an appointment online (there were lots of available spaces) and there were no mentions of eligibility.

So I signed up.

I'm not out to screw anybody, but I don't want to miss an opportunity to safeguard myself.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:23 PM

4. It's really weird now

Some places dropped to 16 already. Others are holding to the Governors time table. It depends what County you are in.

Officially it's 50 + as of April 1st. 16+ for underlying conditions and certain jobs.

But I believe a few other counties dropped to 16 +.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:29 PM

6. I just got a confirmation e-mail saying I'm good to go on Friday.

I'll take their word for it. I gave them my info when I signed up. I assume they know what they are doing.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:38 PM

7. Good

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Response to Johonny (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:28 PM

5. At this point I'm happy with anyone who wants to get jabbed getting jabbed.

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Response to Johonny (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:15 PM

8. Several of the websites I looked at said that you were certifying...

...the information you gave was true under penalty of perjury, particularly the government sites. Things like age and vocation were part of the information.

I waited my turn. I wasn't happy about it, but that's the way it goes. I do have the vaccine now, and I did it without line-jumping. I guess it becomes irrelevant when the age limit everywhere is reduced to 16+.

I'm no saint, but I couldn't live with myself I took someone's place based on false information.

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Response to Johonny (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:12 PM

9. Did you confirm with these line jumpers...

as to if they had any underlying health conditions or are considered overweight based off BMI? Many people fall into that category, and I've never been more happy to have a beer belly!

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