Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bureacracy Inaction

Pardon my French, but quel clusterfuck!

The line for H1N1 vaccines, as of 10:30 a.m., stretched from the Recreation Center all the way out to Petit and all the way down to Germain. And not one person had yet received a vaccine, despite a posted opening time of 9:00 a.m.

When I asked a police officer how long the wait was expected to be, he said "No idea. They're waiting for a paper that everyone has to sign. They haven't even started yet. But once they get started it should go fast."

Oopsie, forgot those pesky consent forms. Well, it's not like the Health Department could be expected to know how to do this sort of thing....





UPDATE: by 1:00 p.m., the line had shrunk, stretching only as far as the outer edge of the parking lot, and officials were passing out yellow forms. The wait was reported to be approximately an hour and a half, but priority would be given to pregnant women or people who couldn't stand for long periods of time. Anyway, it's a nice day to spend an hour or so in the park.

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