Mar 29, 2021
What is most glaring in different parts of the country is that many elders still haven’t gotten vaccinated for Covid. Maybe we can chalk it up to the fact that many of them don’t have access to a computer or the time or technical savvy to navigate provider websites. Or it could be that they can’t stay on a phone all day and night trying to get through to make an appointment. They may not have transportation to get to that appointment.
But whatever reasons for their inability to get vaccinated, there could be a solution: have massive numbers of vaccine-mobiles deployed, with health care professionals, to go TO where these elders live, whether it’s a high-rise low income building in a big city, or into small towns and rural areas.
That could be a sound way to address the problem. But, once again, it requires a rational public health care system in the U.S.—and that doesn’t exist.