The COVID pandemic seems to be finally over. The only problem? Get vaccine. From state to state, each person’s circumstances are different. If you don’t know where to get the shot, here are some ways to get it.
Each state is different
First of all, remember that you still cannot be eligible. Some states allow only certain people, such as essential workers, the elderly, or people with specific health conditions, to be vaccinated.
If you are not eligible, is there a way to get vaccinated? You have a few options:
Some states are in the final stages of launching the vaccine. This means that you can get the vaccine as long as anyone is allowed to get it.
Some states require you to show proof of residency, such as New York. However, many states do not require you to show proof of residency.
It should be noted that when you travel to another state, you run the risk of contracting the virus. However, if you live near another state, it may be worth investigating.
The remaining vaccines
COVID vaccines don’t last long outdoors. Many vaccines are wasted if they remain, which is why many regions deliver the leftover vaccines to anyone, even if you are not eligible.
How do I know if there are any vaccines left? Call your local distribution center. You can also sign up with Dr B, who is a vaccine researcher who will alert you if there are any vaccines left.
If you have the right
That said, what if you are eligible? Where are you going? It can be confusing, but there are a few answers.
Finding a vaccine
This is a website that can help you find vaccines nearby.
It lists all the providers near you and tells you what type of vaccine they have and how far away it is from your home.
Where is it available?
There are many different places that provide the vaccine. From your health centers to any store that has a pharmacy like Walmart, Walgreens or similar.
Which vaccine should I choose?
There are currently three types of vaccines to choose from and you may not be able to choose a particular vaccine. However, if you can, the three are:
- Moderna: this vaccine requires two doses. After four weeks, you will receive your second injection. Don’t wait more than six weeks to get it.
- Pfizer: This vaccine is similar to Moderna, but it is valid for 3 weeks instead of 4 weeks.
- Johnson & Johnson: This vaccine is the only one that takes only one dose. However, while it is effective in preventing COVID, it is not as effective as the other vaccines on this list.
If you can’t accept now
Remember that things will not return to normal when you get the vaccine. Until we achieve herd immunity, you will still have to wear masks and not everything will be open. Instead, focus on what you can do here and now. Check back every now and then to see what you can find, but don’t worry.
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