It truly is amazing how much easier it is to get vaccinated when the vaccines arrive.
Once the line started moving at the Fairgrounds, 11 minutes and I was in the 15 minute waiting lot. Injection site was a little sore during round 1, but nothing this time. Hopefully it stays that way. Once the Fairgrounds became appointment only, it has been a very smooth process. Kudos to those who coordinated locally and a big thank you to the military personnel who handled the vaccination process. Well done!
It sure was easier than not being able to get it. If we had enough vaccine all those places that you have to check and don't have it would have it and it would be relatively easy. In a month or so there should be significantly more vaccine being delivered. I suspect getting it will become much easier.I wouldn't call what I went through yesterday easy. Possible, yes, but not easy.
It sure was easier than not being able to get it. If we had enough vaccine all those places that you have to check and don't have it would have it and it would be relatively easy. In a month or so there should be significantly more vaccine being delivered. I suspect getting it will become much easier.
Whatcom had like 1,500 or 2,000 doses delivered. Getting those doses is not going to be easy. You have to track down who has them and sign up before others do. We have 220,000 people. Now if we were delivered 10,000 doses it would be easier. More places would have the doses.
Add to this the attempt to vaccinate equitably and it's impossible on the local level. Poor people just have a harder time doing anything. The real awful part of this is that the really old people struggle the worst and they are the ones eligible first when the availability has been low.
Easiest thing would be mass vaccination events but it would be inequitable as all hell.
I don't know about amazing, but if they have them ,there is no reason why it shouldn't be easy .From what I am hearing ,and reading some could certainly take lessons from the county I live in here in Utah.It truly is amazing how much easier it is to get vaccinated when the vaccines arrive.
Maybe this has been posted before but I don’t recall seeing it.
Does anyone know how they come up with allotments for distributing the vaccine per county?
Is it based on population or some other formula?
Thanks for any input folks can provide.
This should help some:
For immediate release: February 4, 2021 (21-029)Spanish Contact: DOH Communications Public inquiries: State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline, 1-800-525-0127 COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health OLYMPIA – The Washington State Departmwww.doh.wa.gov
" Allocation process explained
We’ve received a lot of questions recently regarding the state’s allocation process. This week, DOH allocated 19% of vaccine to community health centers, federally qualified health centers, local health jurisdictions and private practitioners, 23% to hospitals, 36% to mass vaccination sites, 19% to pharmacies, and 3% to tribes and Urban Indian Health Programs. State allocations of vaccines go to sites that are locally run, as well as the mass vaccination sites.
Each week, the state allocates vaccine from our limited supply to enrolled providers through a multi-step process that starts Saturday and is completed by Thursday night to meet the CDC’s Friday morning ordering deadline. Enrolled providers place their requests through the state’s Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and DOH gathers information from Local Health Jurisdictions to help determine their priorities of where vaccine should go. Decisions are made based on several factors: proportional population of those eligible in the county, data from providers, provider’s current inventory and documented throughput, equity, and access at all provider types (hospitals, pharmacies, mass vaccination sites, and clinics). "
Hey, don't be Captain Obvious!It sure was easier than not being able to get it.
RCF, thanks for posting this link. I went thru the process this morning for the umpteenth time and was finally able to secure an appt.