COLUMBUS, Ohio — Shirley Simpson was determined to get the new COVID-19 bivalent vaccine. She heard they were being rolled out across the country, so she showed up to Columbus Public Health on Tuesday to get one. The problem was, the vaccines weren’t yet ready to be administered yet.
So she decided to come back the very next day when they would be. And she was one of more than one-dozen people to get the new vaccines that day.
“I just wanted to be protected,” she said. “You can’t always make other people do it, but as long as my family’s safe and I’m safe, I’m fine. But I do encourage other people to make sure they’re safe also.”