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Persistence, Luck Wins Margaret Wolff Vaccination

310th Out Of 310

Persistence, Luck Wins
Margaret Wolff Vaccination

After receiving her Moderna shot Saturday, Jan. 30, Margaret Wolff cuts fabric at Heartworks, her Fly Creek store, for Wendy Alley of Oneonta. (Michael Forster Rothbart/AllOTSEGO.com)

By MICHAEL FORSTER ROTHBART • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Margaret Wolff was one of the lucky ones.

She was one of the first 310 members of the general public to receive their first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Bassett Hospital’s first public clinic Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Clark Sports Center.

For three weeks she’d tried to get a vaccine appointment. Some days she got online at 6 a.m., figuring she might find an available slot when few people were awake. She heard a rumor that the state Department of Health made appointments available at noon, so she logged in then, even though it was difficult to do so during work. Nothing was available.

Last Friday evening, a friend called to say there were open appointments at SUNY Polytechnic in Utica. She got right on her computer and tried for three hours. “It said they had appointments, but the website was down for maintenance,” she said. “I kept refreshing it ’til 9 o’clock and then I thought, ‘The heck with this, I’m just not going to do this,’” and went to bed.

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