Neighbors of seniors should offer help with vaccination

In his recent letter to the editor, Langdon Moore of Camano Island makes good points about offering the covid vaccine at clinics and pharmacies.

These should be considered in the light of the following information: There are already pharmacies delivering covid 19 vaccine shots in the community and have been doing so since early January. The cost of medical clinics to search for and recruit patients would be overwhelming and time consuming and possibly violate HIPPA codes.

Most seniors find going online a challenge, and the fact that family support for them is no where what it was eight decades ago explains why they are more exposed. AARP, community senior services, and medical service centers (clinics) will answer telephone inquirys and help schedule seniors. Do we really know who our neighbor is? And are we willing to assist them in this process? I received my first vaccine as a 1b candidate from a pharmacy contracted by my community. My vaccine follow-up shot was scheduled as was suggested should happen.

Rely first upon our selves and help our neighbors first. The state is not our mother. It does what it does based upon availablity of doses of vaccines sent to it. Don’t always blame the state. Many here refused to mask up or distance socially, or behave responsibly. We all have choices to make. Let’s make sure that they are beneficial to all concerned.

Samuel Bess

Stanwood

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