Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jon Leizman Offers Expert COVID-19 Vaccine Advice to Huffington Post
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the United States has been chaotic, but the bottom line is this: Two highly safe and effective vaccines are available, and millions of doses have already been given. Each state determines who gets priority in its vaccine rollout, and while there are similarities (all states put health care workers who spend time around infected patients at the top of their lists), the plans vary.
Your first step to getting vaccinated should be to simply make sure you understand the prioritization and distribution plan in your area. “This information can be found on health department websites, shared in daily news conferences, or even posted to Twitter,” said Jonathan Leizman, chief medical officer of Premise Health.
If you’re looking for something you can do today, check in with your primary care doctor. Your doctor can answer any questions you have about the process and clear up any concerns you might have about the many vaccine-related myths currently circulating. “If you have a pre-existing condition and would like to consult a doctor before getting the vaccine, consider scheduling a virtual consult with your primary care provider,” Leizman recommended.
Read more from the Huffington Post about how you can get your COVID-19 vaccine and what you can be doing now.