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Storm Invest 99 is heading towards the Yucatan, including Gulf (Texas through Alabama)

I usually wait for malaise to report incoming storms, but this one is definitely on the must watch list for those living near the Gulf.


Adding on to irisblue's Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center OP.

Which can be found here: https://democraticunderground.com/100215761473

I wanted to add a link and to the gallery that contained larger images of the Covid crisis at Ochsner's Medical Center.

Here's to all medical and hospital staff everywhere that are overwhelmed, tired and frustrated. You are all hero's. This includes food service, housekeeping, janitorial, clerical, porters, volunteers, and whoever else that I forgot to mention.

My experience getting my 2nd Pfizer vaccine today at UB-South Campus.

I was disappointed when fellow DUers were posting that they got their vaccines, but didn't share any of their experiences about the process that they went through or how the workers were treating them. So, I wanted to share my experience here on DU.

First, I will admit that it took me awhile to find a Pfizer vaccination location. The vaccine websites made it sound like a person had to bring all this paper work in to prove residency, not too mention a printout of your confirmed appointment. In reality, all a person needed to bring was a drivers license (or state issued I.D card), insurance card and the vaccination card if it's a second vaccine being done. Obviously, if a person doesn't have insurance, you just simply let them know. With both appointments, not one person looked at my appointment confirmation printout.

The location was at University at Buffalo South Campus by appointment. As I drove into the parking lot today, the electronic flashing sign was also welcoming walk-ins besides appointments, so that was wonderful to see! And just like my 1st time, they had National Guards that greet each vehicle and asks if it's their 1st or 2nd vaccination. If it's the 1st time, the National Guard will direct the driver where to park and to follow the large signs directing towards the vaccination building.

Once one has parked their vehicle and walked up to the designated building, there's a person in regular street clothes that takes each persons temperature and asks if their experiencing any Covid symptoms and if they have come into contact with an infected person. 3 weeks ago, there was a State Trooper at a podium that looks for names with their appointment times and highlights the information on the paper. Today, there was a National Guard doing that job. This is all done outside before going in through the doors.

Once I was inside the door, there is another person standing at another podium asking for names with appointment times and highlighting the information. Once a processor person is free, the person at the podium will direct a person to a numbered table. There are 6 different people working and processing at 6 different tables so the line moves quickly. That person then will take your I.D, health insurance card and will write information down on a piece of paper and will direct a person to another large room where the vaccinations are taking place.

Once at the entrance of the vaccination room, a National Guard ask if it's for the 1st or 2nd vaccination. The room has 2 separate que lines. Line 1 on the far right is for the 1st vaccine. Line 2 in the middle is for the 2nd vaccine. On the very left is the exit line where a person walks so that they can exit the building without blocking any vaccine que lines.

Once a vaccine table opens up, and there are several of them, a National Guard will have the person follow them, and will also take the paperwork and hands it over to the person giving the vaccine. They have the name of the person, address, phone number and birthday up on a computer screen, and at that time the person confirms that all information is correct and spelled correctly. Questions are asked if there are any known allergies or any known autoimmune diseases. I was then given my 2nd dose and directed to recovery room #2.

There are 4 recovery rooms all together, and they have chairs spaced out 6 feet apart. Once a person has waited the 15 minutes, the person in that room acknowledges the person leaving and tells them to have a good day and each seat is sanitized. The last time I waited my 15 minutes in room #4, but today I waited in room#2. I also noticed an EMS gurney with medical bags and supplies sitting on top of the gurney. I also noticed an EMS person sitting down and watching the room. I actually didn't see that the last time, it could be because I was in a different recovery room.

Once my 15 minutes was up, I told the person working the recovery room to have a great day and left.

My experience may not be the same as another persons experience. This was on a college campus and I thought it was extremely organized and that everyone was polite and helpful. It was also a extensive relief getting vaccinated. Thanks for listening.

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