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Are you getting clear information about the covid-19 vaccination plan?

The website where I live, in Maine USA, is to the point and very clear.

What's your experience where you live?

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  1. jzimbel
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    Massachusetts is so far doing a pretty terrible job of getting shots into arms. I haven’t been able to get a clear picture as to why so I’ll avoid spreading misinformed opinions, but in terms of...

    Massachusetts is so far doing a pretty terrible job of getting shots into arms. I haven’t been able to get a clear picture as to why so I’ll avoid spreading misinformed opinions, but in terms of stats we’ve consistently been almost last in vaccinations per capita by state. Which is some cruel irony considering that Moderna’s HQ is right here in Cambridge and we have one of the largest healthcare/biotech workforces in the country.

    My employer (the state’s largest public transit authority) recently sent out a pre-registration form for us to indicate interest in being vaccinated, so I’m tentatively hopeful it will be rolled out to us soon. Our in-house clinic will be managing distribution, including our own set of phases for the different segments of the workforce here. My department should basically be last since we’re all able to work remotely without a problem, but it’s great that the vehicle drivers and other operations people will start getting theirs next month if all goes as planned.

    7 votes
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    jcdl
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    Not really that impressed with Ontario’s messaging. The more detailed document was last updated on Jan 13th. I don’t know that schedule is still possible given the Pfizer production...

    Not really that impressed with Ontario’s messaging. The more detailed document was last updated on Jan 13th. I don’t know that schedule is still possible given the Pfizer production delays/changes. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario

    4 votes
  3. sron
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    The UK's strategy is clear, we will wait 12 weeks between the first and second doses in most cases, even though the absolute maximum suggested by Pfizer is half that, maybe even less IIRC. Here...

    The UK's strategy is clear, we will wait 12 weeks between the first and second doses in most cases, even though the absolute maximum suggested by Pfizer is half that, maybe even less IIRC. Here are the stats, which actually are presented quite clearly. We're at about 5 million first doses now.

    4 votes
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    skybrian
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    Kaiser has sent emails saying that supply is very limited and they are concentrating on health care workers and people over 75. Meanwhile, people can look at vacinateca.com to try for somewhere...

    Kaiser has sent emails saying that supply is very limited and they are concentrating on health care workers and people over 75.

    Meanwhile, people can look at vacinateca.com to try for somewhere else.

    I'm not sure what the plan is other than to try to go faster. I have seen articles that California is in last place (per capita) in getting people vaccinated, and stories about health officials are considering that they may have overcomplicated the criteria for getting vaccinated. It seems like slow decision-making, but I haven't seen anything definitive about why California is in last place. The state's official dashboard shows very little. San Francisco has a better one but it doesn't show their inventory levels, which seems like a critical piece of information.

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    1. Akir
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      Frankly I'm rather pissed at Kaiser right now. They say that they are vaccinating people over 65 or are in long-term care, but my grandmother who is in both categories (she's over 85!) has been...

      Frankly I'm rather pissed at Kaiser right now. They say that they are vaccinating people over 65 or are in long-term care, but my grandmother who is in both categories (she's over 85!) has been calling every day to get an appointment with zero luck.

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  5. eladnarra
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    Nope. I signed up for local texts alerts about the vaccine, and every text so far has just been propoganda about how Governor DeSantis is doing an amazing job in Florida. Nothing about how to sign...

    Nope. I signed up for local texts alerts about the vaccine, and every text so far has just been propoganda about how Governor DeSantis is doing an amazing job in Florida. Nothing about how to sign up if you're old enough.

    The state is still working on vaccinating people 65+ and healthcare workers, which makes sense, but there's absolutely no messaging about who comes next, or when. I think people who are very high risk can be vaccinated at the discretion of hospitals, but none of the local drives so far have mentioned this population. Disabled and chronically ill people just don't matter, I guess.

    It's all so haphazard. My parents got their first doses at a church, and they only found out about that because my dad knew someone organizing it and they had some spots left over. The county location has a website with appointments that are updated every week at one time; when we tried I got DDOS errors, and the confirmation message doesn't even tell you when your appointment is, so if you're panicked or have memory issues... The city is also doing vaccinations at a couple locations, but it's first come first serve, and you are requested to only come on days that correspond with your birth month. What a mess, making elderly people stand in lines for hours.

    4 votes
  6. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    Short answer: no Long answer: Washington state has divided their vaccine distribution into 4 phases. We're currently in phase 1. Phase 1 is divided into phase 1A and phase 1B. We're currently in...

    Are you getting clear information about the covid-19 vaccination plan?

    Short answer: no

    Long answer:

    Washington state has divided their vaccine distribution into 4 phases. We're currently in phase 1.

    Phase 1 is divided into phase 1A and phase 1B. We're currently in phase 1B.

    Phase 1B is divided into 4 "tiers". We are currently, and I wish I was making this up, in "phase 1B tier 1".

    The timeline they've released (pdf) shows that the 4 tiers of phase 1B are expected to continue into the summer. This means that "phase 1" will last a total of about 6 months.

    I'm somewhere in phase 2, 3, or 4. I don't know which, because information on those phases is "coming soon". And the only timeframe given is "summer/fall".

    This entire thing strikes me as an incredibly stupid way of placating high-risk people by telling them they're in "phase 1" to get vaccinated but oh BTW it's actually tier 4 of phase 1B which means you need to wait another few months.

    4 votes
  7. stu2b50
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    The NYT page that tracks state vaccinations has a section at the bottom now, Which has a pretty easy to read table that tracks the eligibility criteria for each state.

    The NYT page that tracks state vaccinations has a section at the bottom now,

    Who Is Currently Eligible for the Vaccine in Each State

    Which has a pretty easy to read table that tracks the eligibility criteria for each state.

    4 votes