Even as vaccine supplies slowly increase and more people become eligible to roll up their sleeves, getting a vaccine appointment has proven to be difficult for a lot of people.
For those with underlying health conditions that put them at a greater risk of having COVID-19 complications, it’s been frustrating.
WCNC Charlotte spoke with Nilda Navedo, a Charlotte woman living with Sickle Cell Anemia. She’s barely been able to leave the house during the pandemic and was desperate for a vaccine appointment but could only get one in June.
This weekend, her luck changed, and she was able to get her first dose shot through StarMed.
“I got my sticker,” Navedo said on Monday.
But for her, it’s much more than just a sticker. The COVID-19 vaccine is her lifeline.