WAYNE COUNTY, mich. – Last week, Local 4 spoke with a Westland Family that was unable to schedule a vaccine appointment for their 81-year-old mother.
Dorothy Bigalow, 81, is now set to receive the vaccine later this week. But there are other senior citizens struggling to get a vaccine.
Many seniors have been left behind in state and local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Sue Woody’s mother, Dorothy Bigalow, did everything to try to get an appointment but the system failed her.
When Sue Woody spoke with Local 4 on Friday, there was an overwhelming response. The Administrator of Beaumont Dearborn personally spoke with Sue Woody on the phone on Saturday and scheduled a vaccine appointment for her for Wednesday.
There are thousands of other seniors just like Dorothy Bigalow still struggling for someone to pay the same attention to them.
Local 4 has been questioning Wayne County on how they could ignore seniors. On Tuesday, the county starts vaccinations at multiple sites and officials stress that you have to be a resident of where the clinic is being held to get an appointment.