Marcy, N.Y. - Despite the snow and the bitter cold, people from all over New York State continue to travel hours to get to one of the 8 state run vaccination sites, including the one that opened on Tuesday at SUNY POLY in Marcy.
People are very happy to make the trip to get the coveted vaccine, but many are getting tired of the politics.
Donna Demerse from Clifton Park in Saratoga County made the hour and half trip Saturday morning to bring her husband to get his shot, "I wish they would take the politics out of it. And that's it, it's about politics."
We've heard it repeatedly over the past couple of weeks, states blame the federal government and counties blame their state, but New York State residents are growing weary of the blame game.
Pat Marshall of Kinderhook in Columbia County made the two hour trip to bring her husband to get his shot at SUNY POLY Saturday morning just two days after she came here herself to get her own shot, "I'm not happy we had to drive 115 miles to get the vaccine from Kinderhook which is in Columbia county near Hudson. They really need to do something to improve the administration of the distribution." Marshall says it would be nice if you get a shot in your own county. Something county executives, such as Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, have said would be the right way to do things from the start, to have the counties control the administration of the vaccine.
People from out of town who were lucky enough to click on a computer at the right time and get an appointment here at SUNY POLY in Marcy, far away from their home say they understand the frustrations of those here in our area who can't get an appointment. Donna Demerse says she definitely tried hard to get one in her home county of Saratoga, "No luck no luck...I'm happy that we got here."
Some are hoping drug makers like Johnson & Johnson will soon get FDA approval for their vaccine, and maybe our wait to get a shot might get shorter.
From the way it looks right now, that may be the only thing that'll help.