As we I wrote in February, I was lucky enough to get in vaccinated. But one of the continuing bottlenecks with getting more people vaccinated is the difficulty in finding out where and when they are available. Thus, today we offer an upbeat story about ingenuity. With a focus on making it easier to get a vaccine appointment
Nick Muerdter: Making It Easier to Get a Vaccine Appointment
We offer a big thank you to concerned citizen Nick Muerdter for his efforts to help resolve theCOVID-19 vaccine scheduling issues.
For weeks, Nick Muerdter heard coworkers’ concerns and frustrations as they tried to navigate complicated and evolving Covid-19 vaccination systems to land an appointment for their parents. Some sent around E-mails with helpful articles and brainstormed for a solution. “It seemed like people just spent a lot of time on these pharmacy Web sites,” said Muerdter. He is a 34-year-old software engineer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado. “And those were particularly frustrating just because it was you go to the Web site. You enter a zip code. You select a store. But then nope, no, no appointments. And then you need to try a different store or try a different zip code.”