While not a Trip Report I thought I would give you my account on the process of getting my Vaccine today. As a Volunteer First Responder for my Neighborhood interacting with elderly neighbors as well as my work in the field of Tourism Research and Development I was approved to get the Vaccine especially for my volunteer duties.
Last week I went onto our County's Vaccine Website and scheduled my COVID Vaccine via the Public Health Department at our Public Hospital. I then called up the Immunization Center and the kind RN took my Demographic and Insurance information and confirmed the test. She also thanked me for my volunteer service.
Today I arrived at the Immunization Clinic and I arrived early as I had a hunch there would be a backlog and I was right. Due to some of the Staff not arriving on time there was a Backlog.. I actually got out 20 minutes after my Scheduled time but had I arrived closer to the time I would have been out later.
While waiting in line I was given a Form that asked questions such as "Were you exposed to COVID in the last 14 Days or treated for it?
Once I entered into the Building my Temperature was taken then I was directed downstairs to the first line where the Forms were checked by RN's and I was asked to confirm the responses to my Questions.
The next line was for registration and by taking my Demographic and Insurance information in advance last week by a kind RN it sped up the process and I just confirmed it.
After this we were directed to the Vaccine Line. Before the Moderna Vaccine was administered the RN confirmed the info again and asked me if I had additional questions which I did not.
Once the Vaccine was administered we were directed to a station whereby they scheduled my "Follow Up" Vaccine for 28 days not including the weekend and then we were asked to wait just outside for 20 minutes just to be sure there were no Allergic Reactions.
I was in and out in 45 minutes but as I understand that some people were waiting longer. While there were people in line it moved quickly and the Staff was ensuring that Social Distancing Measures were being followed.
I hope that the Vaccine will help with regards to the requirements of getting a Negative PCR test entering and leaving Europe as well as a National Vaccine Database in which the Vaccine information gets submitted along with your Passport Info.
I wonder if Rick is still waiting for his Vaccine? It would be nice to hear your "reports of getting your Vaccine and perhaps the Mods can add a COVID section on the Forum".
Be Safe and Stay Healthy! Please feel free to ask me any questions!