Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine: The rollout leaves most older adults confused about where to go I Kaiser Health News

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine: The rollout leaves most older adults confused about where to go I Kaiser Health News

“Over a month into a massive vaccination program, most older Americans report they don’t know where or when they can get inoculated for covid-19, according to a poll released Friday,” Phil Galewitz writes over at Kaiser Health News. “Nearly 6 in 10 people 65 and older who have not yet gotten a shot said they […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and workers rights: Biden orders OSHA to release new Covid guidance to employers on protecting workers

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and workers rights: Biden orders OSHA to release new Covid guidance to employers on protecting workers

“President Biden signed an executive order on Thursday directing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue guidance to employers on protecting workers from COVID-19,” Jordan Williams writes over at The Hill. “The executive order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety requires OSHA to release guidance within two weeks to employers on workplace safety […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Getting that second shot is turning out to be complicated for some people

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Getting that second shot is turning out to be complicated for some people

The two coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines that have been approved for use in the United States both require a first shot and then a second, booster shot, either 21 days later (Pfizer) or 28 days later (Moderna) for full effectiveness, according to the manufacturers. Yet in the current vaccine shortage, some people who got the first […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Post-Covid care centers, listed by Survivor Corps

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Post-Covid care centers, listed by Survivor Corps

“Recovery from COVID-19 is posing a new set of challenges for patients and physicians alike,” Survivor Corps writes, on its site for peer-to-peer help for Covid patients. “There is so much we don’t know, with the lingering and ‘long hauler’ symptoms emerging as an ongoing battle. Post-Covid Care Centers (P.C.C.C.) are expanding across the country […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Amidst chaotic rollout, healthcare workers struggle to actually receive vaccine

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Amidst chaotic rollout, healthcare workers struggle to actually receive vaccine

Healthcare workers have long been slated to be first in line to receive the Covid vaccine, as many of them are on the dangerous front lines, dealing directly with potential Covid patients. According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “nearly 344,000 health care workers have come down with Covid-19 infections since […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: If you are in New York, can you get it?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: If you are in New York, can you get it?

The continued struggle to find a place to get the coronavirus vaccine in New York is causing a great deal of anxiety, mirrored by the anxiety of people in other states. I got the first dose of Moderna on Saturday at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx. I have been following others’ struggles. A friend […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Mount Sinai calls a halt to non-staff vaccinations

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Mount Sinai calls a halt to non-staff vaccinations

It’s been complicated trying to find anybody who’s giving the Covid-19 vaccine here in the New York area. Mount Sinai Health Systems was offering vaccine to all comers — but they shut down their effort last week. I had scheduled an appointment for March 4 on their website, and although I have a confirmation from […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: I got a shot of the Moderna vaccine today. Here’s what happened.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: I got a shot of the Moderna vaccine today. Here’s what happened.

I got a shot of the Moderna Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine today (Jan. 16) at Jacobi Medical Center, a New York City Health & Hospitals site in the Bronx. Here’s how it happened. Because I’m 66, I qualify in the New York State classification for Stage 1B. But it was crazy hard to find a place […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Getting around the obstacles

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Getting around the obstacles

It’s like a game of telephone: Who’s got a good number to call to get the coronavirus vaccine in New York? We’ve been covering people’s travails over this for the last couple of weeks. There’s not enough supply, the New York website is buggy, and eligibility rules keep changing. You often cannot sign up on […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: Are chain pharmacies prepared for the onslaught?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and vaccines: Are chain pharmacies prepared for the onslaught?

When your turn comes, where can you go to get a Covid-19 vaccine? As states and the federal government prepare to vaccinate millions of people this spring, major pharmacy chains and grocery stores like CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens have emerged as some of the central locations officials say will be distribution points for the […]