Tom Galli Posted January 2, 2021 Share Posted January 2, 2021 Friday evening's zoom call had a very interesting discussion on where and how to get a COVID vaccination. Of course, the where and how answers are different for each state and perhaps county but the roll out has priorities. COVID vaccination order is generally defined by a number of phases. For example, in Texas, phase 1A are frontline health care workers and residents and employees in long-term health facilities. Phase 1B are people over 65 or people at least 16 years of age with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk. The first identified condition is cancer. Administration sites are not likely to include your cancer treatment facility. Again in Texas, pharmacies are the predominant vaccination location. So how does one not yet 65 prove one's chronic medical condition. Here is an approach. Write an email to your cancer treatment practice administration office. Include the following template with your personal identifying information in the body of your email. Ask the administration office to copy and paste the identifying information and send it back to you in a return email. Here is my suggested template that you might use (note substitute your personal information for my information in the template). To Whom It May Concern, Thomas J. Galli was diagnosed with stage IIIB non small cell lung cancer on February 4, 2004. He is a patient of Texas Oncology Mesquite, TX. As a lung cancer survivor he has a chronic medical condition that qualifies him for early receipt of the COVID vaccination. His Texas drivers license number is DLGALLI466387. If you have any questions, please contact me at (972) 768-3022. Terry Barvey Practice Administrator Ensure you change the italics text to your unique personal information. Print off the returned completed template and take it with you to the vaccination site. Stay the course. Tom ChiMama and GaryG 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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