Covid 19 vaccine phase 1 be implementation

Patient are calling asking to find out who can get the Covid 19 vaccine under phase 1B and Texas. Please see the posting from state of Texas below.....
Who can get the vaccine now?
Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities (called Phase 1A) plus people over 65 or with a chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID‑19 (called Phase 1B) are currently eligible to receive the COVID‑19 vaccine.

Phase 1B recipients include:

People 65 years of age and older
People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to:
Cancer
Chronic kidney disease
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
Solid organ transplantation
Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher)
Pregnancy
Sickle cell disease
Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Author
Adil Asaduddin, MD Internal Medicine Physician practicing since 2002 in the Katy and West Houston area

You Might Also Enjoy...

How to get your Covid Vaccine...

Many of my patients have been asking me how to get scheduled for a Covid Vaccine, so I have compiled a list of tips below to help guide you. Hope this helps!

New Treatments for Covid-19 and Covid Testing

Covid-19 levels have been rising and the hospital is full. However there good treatment available now for Covid-19. Patient have been improving with steroid treatment, as well as intravenous Remdesevir, plasma infusions, and outpatient Monoclonal antibody

Coronavirus COVID 19

We are now making Tele-med virtual office visits with Zoom. If you want to use Virtual meeting for your appointment please download the following App. https://www.securevideo.com/

Help Getting your Covid vaccine

We are receiving multiple patient requests for information on receiving Covid 19 vaccination. Please take a look below at the recommendations on how you can get scheduled for Covid 19 vaccinations. 1 -Please Check your Me

Covid 19 vaccination at Methodist West Hospital

Methodist West Hospital is scheduling Covid 19 vaccination for patient's age 65 and older. Please watch for getting a text message or email invitation. If you do not get an invitation please email covidvaccinequestion@houstonmethodist.org.

COVID Vaccine and Immunosuppressed Patients....

I recommend all immunosuppressed patients receive the COVID vaccine unless they have had anaphylaxis in the past. However, there is a risk that immunosuppressed patients may not mount an immune response.