To the Editor:
Hull is a small, self-sufficient town whose residents take care of one another. We were thrilled to get our first dose of the vaccine when the over-75 rollout started. The town secured enough vaccines for us.
We were disappointed to hear yesterday that there are no vaccines available for our second dose of the Moderna vaccine. We were scheduled to receive it Saturday, March 6, in Hull.
Our Department of Health, under Joyce Sullivan, has done a wonderful job in vaccine inoculation, but she cannot do anything unless there is some equity and an efficient plan from the state to keep the vaccine process on schedule for people. It appears that there is an issue with the distribution process on the state level. Hopefully, as a champion for what is right, you can advocate for us and determine why our needs are not being met.
My sense is that the big distribution sites like CVS, which have obviously lots to gain financially, are making attractive offers to state administrators to the detriment of the small locations that serve places like ours. It is totally unfair that large centers are now getting doses while we are left with nothing.
Please put pressure on whoever is overseeing this so that there is a level playing field.
– Charles and Mary Jo Fleming