There is “a lot of fear,” he said, so “we send stuff out to our patients about it and what to be aware of, the risk factors.” Many people call us every day asking for the vaccine, and we have to break the bad news that there are currently only a small number of doses available in the United States, and even fewer in Texas.
Harrell spent the Fourth of July weekend with a friend who tested positive for the virus. For this reason, Harrell was able to get the vaccine just last week. As of this coming Friday, he will be on his way to Europe. There are no symptoms, but he has not taken a test, either.
Harrell received his vaccine at the exact moment that the cooler containing his dose was delivered to the clinic.
If they have to order his on the day of the appointment and it arrives before he arrives, then “I guess that speaks to the supply,” he mused.
The lack of vaccines that can be used as a widespread preventative measure is, according to health officials in Texas who treat a large number of high-risk patients, the biggest obstacle to eventually containing the virus.
Dr. Vandana Shrikanth, a specialist in infectious diseases and the medical director of Legacy Community Health, which receives daily requests for the vaccine, described the situation as “hugely concerning.” “There are a lot of vulnerable people who aren’t getting any help.”
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