It’s a bird, it’s a plane—no, it’s a ‘Millenni-Agent’ swooping in to save the day with hard-to-get vaccine appointments.
Come on, it’s no secret that the efforts to roll out vaccinations have been a clusterfu** regardless of the state you live in. (A software engineer in NYC even went so far as to spend $50 out of his own pocket in order to build the Orbitz of vaccine availability just to simplify the already over-complicated process.)
In addition to a lack of information, there’s a digital obstacle, too: Navigating clunky websites offering vaccine appointments doesn't exactly come naturally to the 65+ crowd. The 25 to 40-year age group, however? Yeah, they're pretty adept at such things (even if they'd prefer an interface that looks more like Slack or Instagram).
One Millenni-Agent we spoke with—Mary of Short Hills, New Jersey—helped both her parents nab vaccine slots by logging on at odd hours. “I heard rumors that appointments opened up every Saturday morning," she says. "I’m an early bird and had my mom and dad’s login info, so would just sign on first thing in the morning when I woke up, and eventually landed two appointments on the same day.”