As part of Today’s “Vaccinating America” series, NBC’s own “Uncle” Al Roker received his first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine live on Today. As a resident of New York, Roker qualified because he’s over 65. He spent the weekend on the state health department’s website, trying to nab one of the few appointments available.
“I kept hitting refresh, refresh, refresh on the browser and finally got in… They put up a certain amount of appointments each day and then luck of the draw… I lucked out,” he told viewers. He also mentioned that his brother, a healthcare administrator, could’ve helped him skip the wait and get vaccinated sooner. “I don’t want to jump the line,” Roker said, standing in New York’s Lenox Hill hospital. “I wanna do this officially and above board.”
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