CHICAGO (CBS) — A night after a Chicago woman told CBS 2 she was worried because her cousin, who is in a nursing home, never received his second COVID-19 vaccine shot – he now has it.
Cheryl Bellamy-Bonner only learned that her cousin, Alan Matthews, had not gotten the second shot after visiting him at Landmark Nursing Home in Richton Park – and then getting a letter from the state saying he was not fully vaccinated.READ MORE: Man Shot And Killed In East Garfield Park
Bellamy-Bonner was stunned to read, “Records indicate that you may be overdue for your second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.”
“I don’t know if they dropped the ball or they’re just negligent,” Bellamy-Bonner said. “I don’t know if he’s the only patient, or one of many patients that haven’t gotten their second shot.”
Bellamy-Bonner said she and her sister left messages and called Landmark more than half a dozen times, but no one called them back.
Kozlov talked to Matthews by phone. He said he got his first COVID shot two and a half months ago.READ MORE: Ed's Tech Notes: Apple Cutting Production On iPhone 13, Twitter's New Feature, Drone Delivers Lungs For Transplant
Kozlov: “At the time that it was given to you, what did they tell you about a second shot?”
Matthews: “That the second one was coming.”
Matthews has not gotten any information since.
“You ask a nurse and they pass it along,” he said.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm Temps For The Bears Game
But on Wednesday, Bellamy-Bonner contacted CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov, and said Matthews was able to get his second shot within the day.