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West Michigan man frustrated he is unable to get a COVID vaccination for his wife

Chye says he immediately began scheduling his wife's appointment after his was confirmed, and was shocked to see the appointments had filled up so fast.

HESPERIA, Mich. — David Chye and his wife are eligible for phase 1B of COVID vaccination. Chye scheduled his appointment, but ran into a problem when he went to set one up for his wife.

"The screen told me there was no more vaccine available," says Chye. "That was it."

Chye says he immediately began scheduling his wife's appointment after his was confirmed, and was shocked to see the appointments had filled up so fast.

"We're going to have to take two separate long trips now," says Chye, who lives 30 minutes from the location of his appointment. "As a matter of fact, if I had the choice, I'd have her have the vaccine first but I can't."

Chye asked if his wife could just get the vaccine at the appointment he already scheduled for himself, but was told that isn't possible. He still has not been able to get her an appointment.

On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer said patience is necessary for vaccine distribution because right now the state doesn't have enough to meet the demand.

"We continue to wait for more details from the federal government as to the timing of the delivery," says Whitmer. "We stand ready to support our registered providers."

As for Chye, he would like to see the state provide better education on the scheduling process, but he understand these are uncharted waters.

"I'm not blaming anybody because everybody's new at this," he says. "This is a whole different ballgame for a lot of people. We're unfortunately having to learn as we go."

If you are looking to schedule a vaccination appointment, you can see if any are available in your area by clicking here.

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