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  • 68 year old Jose Luis Espinoza was on the hunt to get his cove in 19 vaccine.

  • He qualifies in California for a shot, but it hasn't been easy.

  • The appointments are so hard to get.

  • I've been trying for over three weeks and I just got one ST Jude, But it's gonna be until the end of the month.

  • For Espinosa, that's too long.

  • Toe wait.

  • So last week he went to a clinic in Santa Fe Springs, California, and waited in line with other so called vaccine chasers, those hoping to get lucky with the leftover shot.

  • At the end of the day, when people cancel their appointments or don't show up, I'm here in hopes that there's any that might be left over.

  • 48 year old Cynthia Perez was one of the first to arrive that day at the Santa Fe Springs clinic.

  • I have, ah compromised condition, but yet I don't I'm not 65 yet, and, um, and then I also have a kid at home who has asthma.

  • So I'm tryingto kind of maybe get ahead of the curb a bit and try and, um, stay healthy myself.

  • Chasers have been criticized for getting the vaccine when it's not their turn.

  • But Perez says that's not her intention.

  • So I'm not trying to jump the line per se.

  • I'm just trying to take advantage of any vaccines or any doses that might be thrown away.

  • Thank you, Will Baker agrees.

  • He is assisting with vaccinations at the Santa Fe Springs clinic and stresses the importance of not wasting any precious doses and welcomes people toe weight.

  • And on this day there was one extra dose, but we had one shot left over.

  • I went over the guidelines and I looked for anyone in the line.

  • That was, uh, one A.

  • And we did have one person in the line that, uh, met the one A criteria.

  • And we were able to get him, Ah, vaccine today And that lucky vaccine chaser was Espinosa.

  • Fortunately, it was the last dose they gave out.

  • It was the last, and I was the lucky one.

  • Well, a gray shadow elsewhere, too.

  • Baker went outside to break the bad news to the rest of the group.

  • I'm sorry there is no other.

  • There's no more vaccine for today.

  • Thank you for your patience.

  • Thank you.

  • Sorry, about that.

  • Sorry about that, Everyone.

  • Perez picked up her bag and headed home, disappointed but not deterred.

  • You can't be upset.

  • It zits never guaranteed.

  • So you know, we'll see.

68 year old Jose Luis Espinoza was on the hunt to get his cove in 19 vaccine.

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Vaccine chasers hunt, wait and hope in California

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/10
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