December Webinar: Vaccines and Testing Update

Dec 17, 2021

We hosted a Webinar on December 17th (error below!) with a discussion of vaccines and proper testing. There is a Q and A section in the middle and at the end.

One of the questions that came up was what the high risk groups are. The State of Illinois has not finalized who is in that category. They are waiting for input from the ACIP. Other states are doing it differently. Florida, for example, is using the CDC definitions of high risk to classify their residents.

Mentioning Florida, a few folks asked if it would be easier to get the vaccine in Florida. I reviewed their draft report on the distribution of the vaccine and there was nothing mentioned on being a resident in order to get the vaccine. If you don’t have a doctor in the state, if you are trying to prove you have a coexisting illness, the state may not be able to prove that. See the report for details (page 19).

I would suspect that your chances of getting a vaccine in either place is about the same.

The last point is the time after the vaccine for you to be immune. A week after your second dose will get you there, so four weeks for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (doses separated by 1 one week) and five for the Moderna.

Please contact us if you have any questions. You can reach out to your provider or

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