Fb Group Helps Pittsburghers Discover COVID-19 Vaccines

THE. >> I just wish I had a magic button to help every single person who asks for help on our site. ELENA: ON SUNDAY, LEIGHANN BACHER CREATED A FACEBOOK GROUP WITH YOUR FRIENDS HEATHER LUCCI AND LIZ HUBER. IT’S called. – RECEIVED PITTSBURGH VACCINATED COVID-19 APPOINTMENT TIP PAGE. After BACHER made appointments for her own family members, she felt she could help others who were having problems. >> It’s really frustrating. It breaks my heart every time someone says something and they like, I’ve tried for weeks, I have these many risk factors, I’m so worried. They know they are concerned about their mother, their father, their grandparents. ELENA: ONE OF THESE PEOPLE WAS DONNA AZAR. Desperate to get her fathers and high-risk mothers appointments, she spent hours calling out her PCPS, local hospitals, and the VA combing through the websites with no luck. >> The closest places were like an hour away and we couldn’t get an appointment yet. ELENA: A friend told her about the Facebook page. She made a request and two people in the group helped DONNA secure two vaccine appointments for the next month. >> I felt like I honestly won the vaccine lottery. I feel very happy, I feel very blessed. YOU KNOW PITTSBURGHERS ARE AWESOME AND IF YOU CAN HELP PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY THAT REALLY IS WHERE IT STARTS. ELENA: IN JUST THREE DAYS THE GROUP HAS GROWN TO 1500 MEMBERS. MANY JUMPING NOW TO SHARE TIPS AND THEIR TIME TO HELP OTHER SAFE APPOINTMENTS. >> EVERY DAY PEO

Facebook Group Helps Pittsburghers Find COVID-19 Vaccines

Three friends started the group. It’s called “Get Pittsburgh Vaccinated – COVID-19 Appointment Tip Page.”

Updated: 5:56 PM EST February 3, 2021

Pittsburghers help Pittsburghers secure COVID-19 vaccination appointments: Three women from the Hampton area started a Facebook group to do just that. Watch the report in the video player above. “I just wish I had a magic button to help every single person who asks for help on our side,” said Leighann Bacher. Together with friends Heather Lucci and Liz Huber, Bacher founded the group “Get Pittsburgh Vaccinated – COVID-19 Date Tip Page”. After Bacher made appointments for family members, she felt she could help others who were struggling. “It’s really frustrating,” she said. “It breaks my heart every time someone comments and says, ‘I’ve been trying for weeks, I have so many risk factors, I’m so worried’ or they worry about their mother, their father, their grandparents.” Desperate to get vaccinations for her high-risk father and mother-in-law, Donna Azar said she had spent hours calling her family doctors, local hospitals, veterans affairs and browsing websites with no luck. “The nearest places were about an hour away, and we still couldn’t get an appointment, “said Azar. A friend told Azar about the Facebook group. She made a request and two people helped her secure vaccination dates. “I felt I had honestly won the vaccination lottery,” said Azar. “I just feel very happy. I feel very blessed. Pittsburghers are great and when they can.” Help people in your own community, this is where it starts. “In just three days, the group grew to 1,500 members. Many are now stepping in to share tips and time and help others secure appointments.” Everyday people really help everyday people, and that’s where it is, said Azar.

Pittsburghers help Pittsburghers secure COVID-19 vaccination appointments: Three women from the Hampton area started a Facebook group to do just that.

Watch the report in the video player above.

“I just wish I had a magic button to help every single person who asks for help on our side,” said Leighann Bacher.

Bacher founded the group Getting Pittsburgh Vacculated – COVID-19 Appointment Tip Page together with friends Heather Lucci and Liz Huber.

After Bacher made appointments for family members, she felt she could help others who were struggling.

“It’s really frustrating,” she said. “It breaks my heart every time someone comments and says, ‘I’ve tried for weeks, I have so many risk factors, I’m so worried’ or they worry about their mother, their father, their grandparents.”

Desperate about getting vaccinations for her high-risk father and mother-in-law, Donna Azar said she had spent hours calling her family doctors, local hospitals, veterans affairs and browsing websites with no luck.

“The nearest places were about an hour away and we still couldn’t get an appointment,” said Azar.

A friend told Azar about the Facebook group. She made a request and two people helped her secure vaccination dates.

“I felt I had honestly won the vaccination lottery,” said Azar.

“I just feel very happy. I feel very blessed. Pittsburghers are great, and if you can help people in your own community, it begins.”

In just three days, the group grew to 1,500 members. Many are now jumping in to share tips and their time and help others secure appointments.

“Everyday people really help everyday people, and there it is,” Azar said.

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