COVID-19 News and Information
“When will the COVID-19 vaccine be available for me?”
This is the number one question our doctors, nurses, pharmacists and care teams hear every day. The answer is, “We are in line.” As you may have heard on the news, the national companies, who have produced the vaccine in record time, are working as fast as they can to continue the supply to people across the nation. Because the supply is limited and apportioned by state, the Centers for Disease Control and the Douglas County Health Department have established priority groups and timing to determine who will receive the vaccine and when. Here is that list and timing as of January 12, 2021.
Vaccine Groups and Timing
1a Healthcare Workers, long-term care residents and staff – Mid-December to end of January
1b Age 75+, first responders, frontline workers who cannot work from home or with social distancing, educators – February to end of March
1c Age 65-74, 16-64 years with high-risk medical conditions, certain other workers, congregate settings (correctional facilities, homeless shelters) – April to May
2 Everyone else – June to October
Doing Our Part to Keep You Safe
More than 140 of Think’s patient-facing staff were vaccinated by Douglas County Health Department staff on December 30. We received this allotment of the vaccine as part of the “1a” priority group because when we are safe from infection, we help keep you safe. Please trust that we have our finger on the pulse of availability of the vaccine for all our patients and others in the public. We provide continual updates on this website and and via our patient and friends eNewsletters. Your care team will always know the latest information to relay to you. Until then, please continue the safety protocols that truly do make a difference.
Please adhere to these recommended protocols to keep you and those around you safe and healthy:
WEAR A MASK
WASH YOUR HANDS
STAY SOCIAL DISTANCED:
Stay at least six feet apart. Limit the number of individuals together at one time.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED US:
With Think’s Virtual Care Connection, you can visit with your doctor using a Smart Phone or Computer. Please contact Think to schedule a virtual appointment.
Your provider may wish to see you at the Think office rather than by telemedicine. Upon your arrival at Think, you’ll be screened for signs of a viral infection using CDC guidelines to protect all of our patients and staff.
Please plan on arriving at least 10 minutes earlier for your appointment to allow for these screening protocols.
For the health and safety of our patients and friends in the community, we have temporarily suspended the use of Think’s facilities for events and classes. We appreciate your understanding and will notify you as soon as these events and classes will resume.