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WNY residents with comorbidities and underlying health conditions prepare to get COVID-19 vaccine – WIVB.com – News 4

Posted: February 14, 2021 at 4:56 pm


(WIVB) Starting February 14, people with comorbidities and underlying conditions in New York State will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

We spoke with two women that plan to schedule an appointment this week.

They tell us that yes theyre excited they can put their name on the list, but they wish it didnt take this long.

The women say theyre not happy about the states priority groups for the vaccine.

They each agree that people with underlying health conditions should have been bumped up higher on the list.

Both women have medical conditions that require them to stay indoors most of the time and say theyve been ready to get back to a more normal life.

Buffalo resident Lorie Szalkowski said, Its been almost 6 months, I havent touched one of my grandchildren. You know I sit here in the house all alone. I get my groceries delivered so I dont have to go out.

Cassandra Dabek, a resident of Kenmore told us, What is normal? Its been such a long time since Ive been able to go out in the world and do things. So were missing out on a lot.

There is still the issue of supply meeting demand for vaccines across the state.

Officials from Niagara County tell us that residents there wont be able to sign up for the vaccine until they know from the state how many theyll receive.

People meeting the new requirements can start scheduling their appointment after 8 am tomorrow.

Sarah Minkewicz is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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