To sign up for your vaccine for Cobin-19, there’s an easy way to get in line, online.
Simply click on your County’s website there will be a place to pre-register for the vaccination.
Fill in your information and they will contact you. If you’re in a priority group like a teacher or first responder or are older (which is getting younger and younger) you can put that in and it will also move you up on the priority list for the Covid-19 Vaccine.
According to the Center for Disease Control, it is important that we have as many people as possible vaccinated in order to reach “Herd Immunity” from the virus. My understanding is about 70% of the public being immune from the transfer is the goal. There’s still a lot we don’t know such as are you still contagious if you have received the virus, but with new variations of the virus coming out having immunity in the general public quickly is urgent. Hopefully, we will have enough people soon that have immunity from the Vaccine for Covid-19 and will reach that threshold where spreading dies off.
In our practice, we see many sad cases of death and grief in relative isolation, with many loved ones under lockdown and unable to be visited. Many celebrations of life are now postponed until friends and family can gather to remember the dearly departed. Getting to those events soon matters. I hope we can get there soon.
To make sure you have your own decision-makers prepared to speak for your medical decisions if you can’t, because you didn’t get your vaccine for Covid-19, or some other tragedy, please see an estate planning attorney and get your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney in place.
The campaign to persuade people to document end-of-life instructions goes back decades, but it remains an uphill battle. A 2017 analysis of 150 studies, involving nearly 800,000 Americans, found that among those over 65, only 45.6 percent had completed an advance directive, including barely half of nursing home residents.
But recent evidence suggests that those proportions have climbed during the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has made such questions less abstract and the need to honor documents more urgent.
But get your Vaccine for Covid-19, and join the herd.
@Thomas P. Downs