Norman Woman Dedicates Days & Nights To Helping People Find Vaccine Appointments


Thursday, March 4th 2021, 6:45 pm
By: Brian Mueller


NORMAN, Okla. -

When Sharon Goldman made a handful of vaccine appointments for her family in January, she didn’t expect to still be doing it now -- for people she doesn’t even know. 

“It started through my parents, then my grandma, my aunt, my uncle. Then their friends then their friends’ friends," Goldman, a Norman resident said.

Sharon and spoke to News 9’s Brian Mueller with the help of interpreter Calista Choate since Sharon isn't able to read lips with masks on. 

Sharon is deaf, but that hasn’t slowed her down one bit. 

She’s scheduled more than 100 vaccine appointments for people from Oklahoma to New York and Pennsylvania. 

"I get so excited, I get tears," Goldman said.

One of the reasons she’s in demand is her knack for finding appointments when others can’t. Just ask one of her college friends who lives in the Bronx. 

“He couldn’t get in until April, and I told him, ‘Hey, give it to me. I’m going to study New York system.' I looked. I found him next day.” Goldman said.

Sharon has found herself in between jobs during the pandemic, but the with the hours she’s putting into this, it’s like she has two of them. 

“I get up in the middle of the night, sometimes, I check. Then 5 o’clock in the morning, when I get up, that’s the first thing I do, check, check, check. Long days," she said. 

But for Sharon, those long days are all worth it, knowing the impact one click or keystroke can have on a person’s life. 

“I had one experience through an elderly lady. I finally got her appointment, and that day was actually the day, her birthday,” Sharon said. “So, she told me, ‘That was the best gift.’ And I was like, oh. She said, ‘Now I get to see my son and my grandkids.’ And she was just so excited.”