Thursday should be a happy day for Sule Suarez. She had finally got an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Instead, the day ended in disappointment. Suarez is a domestic servant. One of her clients is 89 years old. Old Gladys Arman’s daughters, Arman helped Suarez get the appointment. “It’s not just for us,” said Estela Arman. “It is for the other elderly people that she also helps.” As a healthcare provider with direct patient contact, Suarez was eligible for the vaccine from the start. But when she got to her appointment at the South Florida Exhibition Center, it was Dinorah Arman at Suarez when she got the news. “I said, ‘Look, she’s got her confirmation. She is a supervisor. She works for my mother and other patients and she really needs to get her vaccine, ”she said. Arman said all the conversations got her nowhere. Suarez left without getting the vaccine. Dinorah said, “It’s like you win the lottery and then take your winnings away,” said Estela, adding that she has already reached out to the Health District for an explanation. “We should do that. Why don’t we do that? “Said Estela.” Sule should have her shot for her turn. “WPBF 25 News also reached out to the Health Care District to find out why Suarez was turned away. A district spokesman confirmed domestic workers with direct patient contact Eligible for Vaccine The spokesman said the district will investigate why Suarez was told she did not qualify, and on Thursday evening a woman from the district called the Armans to discuss the issue and hopefully make a new appointment for Suarez to arrange to receive the vaccine.

Thursday should be a happy day for Sule Suarez.

She had finally got an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Instead, the day ended in disappointment.

Suarez is a domestic worker.

One of her clients is 89 year old Gladys Arman.

Arman’s daughters helped Suarez get the appointment.

“It’s not just for us,” said Estela Arman. “It is for the other older people that she helps too.”

As a healthcare provider with direct patient contact, Suarez was eligible for the vaccine from the start.

But when she got to her appointment at the South Florida Fairgrounds, she was told she was too young to qualify.

Dinorah Arman was with Suarez when she got the news.

I said, ‘Look, she’s got her confirmation. She is a supervisor. She works for my mother and other patients and needs to be vaccinated, ”she said.

Arman said all that talking didn’t get her anywhere.

Suarez left without getting the vaccine.

“Very frustrating!” Said Dinorah.

“It’s like winning the lottery and then taking your winnings away,” said Estela, adding that she has already reached out to the Health Care District for an explanation.

“That’s exactly what we’re supposed to do. Why don’t we do that? “Said Estela.” Sule should have her shot because it’s her turn. “

WPBF 25 News also reached out to the Health Care District to find out why Suarez was turned away.

A district spokesman confirmed that domestic workers with direct patient contact are eligible for the vaccine.

The spokesman said the district will investigate why Suarez was told she did not qualify.

On Thursday evening, a woman from the district called Armans to discuss the problem and hopefully make another appointment for Suarez to get the vaccine.