Frustrated about not having an appointment yet? You have company!
Millions of people have been trying to secure an appointment, and the process is both unnerving and confusing. Demand greatly outstrips supply, which calls for a well-organized system. Unfortunately, in several states, people rush to secure scarce appointments online, either causing the systems to crash or forcing them to refresh their screens continuously until a new appointment opens up. Yet, some states lead in vaccination rates thanks to efficient, one-stop pre-registration systems and coordination with vaccination providers.
Video Spotlight: One-Stop, Pre-Registration Site in New Mexico
This post is based on The Conversation article, How to Really Fix COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling, by T. Dai, February 22, 2021, and the YouTube video, Covid-19 Vaccine Trackers Show New Mexico Rollout Among the Fastest , by KRQE, January 21, 2021. Image source: Rawpixel.com / Sutterstock.
1. What are the factors contributing to people’s anxiety about securing an appointment?
Guidance: The factors listed in the article include: 1) the high demand relative to supply, 2) the lack of efficient, one-stop pre-registration in many states, and 3) the existence of multiple vaccination providers, each with its own Continue reading