I frequently repost Dr. Paul Sax’s blog. He is a noted infectious disease expert. This one was sent to me by Dr. Wallace. This is the best Frequently Asked Question’s I have seen on the Covid-19 vaccines. It’s geared toward physicians, but is not too technical and is very informative.
One of my patient’s said that he appreciated the tips on getting the vaccine, but there must be a better way. It reminded me of Tommy Lee Jones’ line in No Country for Old Men. “If this isn’t a mess it will do until a mess gets here.” There is a better way, but until it’s here I’ll post helpful tips that patients give us. Here is one that went to Dr. Wallace.
“Dear Dr. Wallace
I received the first Pfizer shot yesterday and am scheduled for the second on 8 February.
I faxed the paperwork to your office.
Yesterday I went to Wonderland mall about 620 to see if there were any leftover doses available. About 30 people were waiting. They took us by age counting backwards from the 80s. Maybe 90s. I was lucky to get in. There were many after me in the 60s group. And volunteers and teachers.
It was well run and they tried to keep us spaced. Difficult. I wore 2 masks. It took longest to get me checked in with the data entry. Shot was simple and I had to sit 10 minutes afterwards.
There were many more people waiting when I emerged about 715. So 6ish seems good for arrival. Too early and they turn you away.
I hope your other patients might give it a try. I was unsuccessful trying the WellMed number or the AlamoDome site a zillion times.
Hope this information is helpful to others. I am so so thankful to have received the first shot!