CHICAGO (CBS) — The COVID-19 vaccine system was not set up with the elderly in mind. That’s the message a River Forest man has for Walgreens as he, like so many others, is working to make vaccine appointments for his elderly parents. He told CBS 2’s Tara Molina the pharmacy’s sign-up system has made that impossible.
Dave Elsner said it is a problem that there is no option to make an appointment for someone else. That person has to create a new account and then verify the account with a text or email, which is impossible for someone who does not have access to technology or is not computer savvy.
As demand for vaccinations continues to be high, we are committed to ensuring a seamless scheduling experience to achieve the shared goal of vaccinating our most vulnerable populations as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are preparing to roll out a new phone service in the next week that automates vaccine appointment scheduling for those that can’t use the website.