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State Requirements For Getting Vaccinated In US?


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55 minutes ago, kawikasudo said:

My friend's wife works at Bandkok Pattaya Hospital. They will have the Pfizer. Moderna, Johnson and Johnson and about two others. 

I don't see how they can say that when these have not yet even been approved for use in Thailand. AfAIK Pfizer and Moderna have not even applied to start the process.

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1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

Maybe in your location but not at all in many places.

 

Yes, I said as much. 🙄

 

4 hours ago, mtls2005 said:

This is specific to my State, county and city.

 

 

1 hour ago, Sheryl said:

I know a lot of people -- in several different states -- still struggling to get an appointment.

 

Everyone I know who wants and qualifies has gotten a vaccination. 

 

 

2 hours ago, kawikasudo said:

They will have the Pfizer. Moderna, Johnson and Johnson and about two others.

 

Operative word here "will". Heard the same (AZ, Pfizer, Moderna anyway) re: private hospitals in Bangkok once these are approved.

 

Remember the Sinovac vaccine was only approved on Monday, a day ahead of delivery, so not a lot of "science" going into these approvals, if I ahd to guess.

 

 

I plan to wait to get a vaccination here, but if I had to make a trip home for another reason I'd consider getting 1x/2x in the U.S.

 

 

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I reviewed the requirements for my state's COVID vaccination program.

 

Government-issued ID (so a passport wourld be acceptable, but not citizenship test)

 

Attestation, signed, indicating that you live, work or study in the state.

 

 

 

 

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Many friends back in the US have gotten one or both shots. Yesterday a guy I went to high school with said he just got his first shot. Here's our FB exchange:
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ST:

Just got my first vaccine at Safeway (grocery store chain)

Me:

What ID was required? Just driver's license?

ST:

They wanted my Medicare card but that was in my wallet in the car 🚗 so I just gave them the last 4 digits in my social security card.

Me:

Wow, simple. You made appointment online I guess?

ST:

No they took my name on a piece of paper and put me on a waiting list, and called me.

 

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7 minutes ago, OliverKlozerof said:

They wanted my Medicare card

 

This may be more about accounting - like which governmental organization absorbs the expense, ulitmately - than "identification"?

 

Now that the J&J shot is approved, and the weather moderates, vaccinations might get to 3m/day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

 

This may be more about accounting - like which governmental organization absorbs the expense, ulitmately - than "identification"?

 

Now that the J&J shot is approved, and the weather moderates, vaccinations might get to 3m/day.

 

I guess I'm not surprised that the bar is set quite low re: 'proving eligibility.' The objective, after all, is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, as fast as possible. I'd guess a lot of the people at vaccination sites are volunteers; somewhat analogous to the volunteer effort at polling centers during an election. If you look and sound like a US citizen, and look like you're in the currently targeted age group, you get a shot. How many are at risk of getting reprimanded for giving a shot to someone who 'forgot to bring their Medicare card,' or had other ID issues? What harm could be done by giving a shot to someone who may not be officially eligible?

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I think enforcement of eligibility varies by state, county, city etc.

 

For now, in my state you need an appointment, done on-line and you need to provide both a gov't issued photo ID, and filling and sign an affidavit. You have to be 65+, or fit into a few other categories (2 co-morbids, essential worker, etc.)

 

I think in few months you'll be able to get any vaccine you want (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) as a walk-in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, OliverKlozerof said:

 

I guess I'm not surprised that the bar is set quite low re: 'proving eligibility.' The objective, after all, is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, as fast as possible. I'd guess a lot of the people at vaccination sites are volunteers; somewhat analogous to the volunteer effort at polling centers during an election. If you look and sound like a US citizen, and look like you're in the currently targeted age group, you get a shot. How many are at risk of getting reprimanded for giving a shot to someone who 'forgot to bring their Medicare card,' or had other ID issues? What harm could be done by giving a shot to someone who may not be officially eligible?

 

it varies very, very much by state.

 

in many of them the bar is set extremely high. So high as to make it difficult to impossible for some to get the vaccine.

 

What you describe is very, very atypical judging from what i hear from multiple states. Especially the part about being able to physically go to a place and get on a list. Many states allow only online booking (with websites that are hard to navigate, full of bugs and constantly crashing). This is a HUGE obstacle for the very elderly.

 

I have had many reports from elderly, non-computer literate people trying in vain to go in person or call to get on a list and all were turned away. You are from a state that is unusually easy going on this. I have had to spend many, many days online making bookings for elderly relatives in the US who don't have or use computers. It is a real hassle to understate things. And the amount of "security" and demands for proof of eligibility is beyond absurd, I could literally move millions of dollars around the globe online (well, if I had it to move!) more easily than what is involved in booking for a COVID shot in many parts of the country.

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Yeah, I'm going to ditto much of whats already been said, that this is a State by State issue.

 

I would suggest just looking at the State Dept. of Health website where you plan to try to get it where they are in the rollout.

 

This is the graphic from my State, pretty sure most have something similar.

 

https://doh.sd.gov/documents/COVID19/Vaccine/COVIDVaccineAvailability_Distribution.pdf

 

Now I know at least in SD we are required to show an SD drivers license at the vaccination center after getting a text or email saying we are eligible

 

In California I know, folks get a PIN number delivered by text message in order to go to a vaccination center.

 

And as for where you get it, also varies State by State.

 

In SD it's been centralized and delegated to the 4 main health providers in the West & East of the State, no pharmacy rollout, as yet at least, but that is not the case in other States.

 

So I don't think any of us can advise you definitively on the requirements in every State

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