Finding a COVID vaccine can be extremely difficult. The rollout of both the Pfizer and Moderna versions of the vaccine has had its trials and tribulations, leading to some miscommunication and misuse of vaccine doses available. The vaccine is available for those in Phase 1-A and 1-B of the rollout. These include frontline workers, people 65 and older, and those with chronic health conditions that may put them at greater risk if they contract the virus. Here are some tips on where and how to find a vaccine.
Sign Up Everywhere
You can sign up for the vaccine at more places than just your county’s health services department. Local pharmacies, grocery stores, primary physicians, and hospitals in the area may all have access to the vaccine. Go to the websites of all the places near you and sign up for the vaccine at each one. That will raise your chances of being called to receive the vaccine sooner. Of course, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before registering.
Timing Is Everything
With the difficulty of finding a vaccine, if you are lucky enough to receive one, take it. Some places may not allow you to select your appointment time and date, so take the first available time slot the provider offers. It could take months before you can secure another appointment, so while this may entail missing work during the week, it is a small price to pay to get the vaccine.
Have All Medical and Personal Information Available
When heading out to get your vaccine, make sure you have all your ducks in a row. While vaccines do not require health insurance, have your card available if something out of the ordinary happens. Also, make sure your government I.D. is handy, along with your appointment confirmation via email or text message. This way, when you arrive to receive your vaccine, there is nothing to worry about!
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