The coronavirus vaccine will be sent to people who are not currently on the priority list, but various health experts say…this is actually a very good thing.
The best way to explain is through examples. The Men’s Health Clinic in Inglewood, California, is vaccinating the first person on the Los Angeles County Priority List-the medical staff. The clinic has been making appointments, but there was a problem. A large number of dates eventually did not appear. The clinic provided vaccines for these people, and these vaccines have deteriorated for several hours. So their solution…the people on the waiting list may not be health care workers but are eager to get vaccinated.
For example, a clinic staff told TMZ that at the end of the day, they ended the day with 150 unused vials that were about to deteriorate. The staff did not throw them in the trash, but stayed until 11pm…to vaccinate the people on the list and some who just showed up.
One of the people in line… the star of reality Lisa Vandepp And her husband, Ken Todd. Ken was vaccinated-Lisa did not-because his doctor told him to go to the clinic because he was 75 years old and had 2 basic health conditions. He is waiting to be vaccinated.
Now is the problem… The CDC, which should provide guidance to the counties, is doing poorly, so each county has its own equipment. We contacted 2 places that manage vaccines, and the policies are everywhere. Los Angeles County has guidelines and California has guidelines, which is confusing.
We learned that at a party on Friday, officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Health talked about this issue and agreed that it is best to put the vaccine in people’s arms rather than throw them into the trash. We were told that they were developing a clear vaccine distribution protocol, STAT.
They will take non-punitive measures against any clinic that chooses vaccination over waste vaccination.
As for how to register, there is no clear policy. The staff at Inglewood Men’s Health Clinic told us that there is a waiting list, and as of Tuesday, the number is 730. We could not find the list.
By the way…the staff of the clinic said that people who were vaccinated for the first time in the clinic can also get the second vaccine.
The short story-getting a vaccine is better than wasting it.