Our vaccination site was moved for today, on rather short notice as it turns out. My best guess is that the church where we normally hold the clinic had a funeral and didn’t want to mix the mourners with those coming in for immunizations, much less the chaos created by parking. I attempted to look on time, but gave it up for a bad cause.
What I did learn was that FEMA (Federal Emergency Management ….) started providing financial assistance for funeral expenses related to COVID-19 deaths starting in Jan 2020. (link here). I have never seen a reference to this in the press or on any news programs. But then FEMA, under the previous US Administration, seemed to be much more about not providing services than making it easy for anyone to access their claims services.
Back to East Oakland Youth Center which is where we were. It is located only a few blocks from our regular site. Parking was insane (just saying). Since this was a new location, we had the challenge of a completely new set-up which started out with unloading the vans and ended, I am sure, at the end of the day with complete tear-down.
Because we are still seeing a lot of Omicron in our area, masking and distancing were strictly enforced. Lots of Pfizer and Moderna today – and not that many kids. Again, I had a couple of people who wanted Janssen so that they would be work eligible in 2 weeks. Also, a lot of those who originally received J&J are in for boosters. We are using Moderna because we have more of it.
By 1330, the line had dwindled to just about no one, so I got an early release (and skipped the teardown).
Spent the rest of the day in a little bit of clean up, a lot of stitching, and a Zoom call with a stitching group based in Australia.