Patients in this group want to know what their options are.
This week, Walmart opened up appointments for the shot and some people under 65 who are medically vulnerable got a spot in line. Now the retailer says that shouldn’t have happened.
Walmart didn’t tell us how many of those appointments were made.
The retailer will honor the appointments made today, but going forward people who fall into this category will have to rely on hospital systems to get the shot.
Valerie Rice is 60 years old and lives in Naples. She’s a breast cancer patient and has tried multiple methods including Walmart to get an appointment for the vaccine.
“And I’m not looking personally to be in the front of the line,” Rice said. “I just want to be in a line, so that I’ll eventually be able to get it.”
The executive order allows younger vulnerable patients like Rice to get the vaccine, but only through approved hospital systems. She said that she’s frustrated to have her options limited.
“So what do we do? Where do we go from here? And do we just sit and wait until every person 65 years of age and older has been vaccinated,” she said. “In Florida, that’s a tall order.”