Much progress is being made in the control of the novel corona virus pandemic affecting everyone.
Getting vaccinated and maintaining your general health are at the forefront. Here is the latest:
The office is open and seeing a finite number of patients daily. The doctors and staff have all been vaccinated. We still however are continuing all the safe practices geared to keep us all well. This includes single patient screened entrance; temperature checks; hands free Purell and direct guidance to the exam room for nursing duties such as vital signs and lab draws. The nurses, doctors and staff wear masks while in the office and the office is kept clean regularly.
We are in the process of notifying patients who have not been seen recently. If you have not been in recently, call the office and set up a visit to maintain your health. All patients will continue to undergo COVID exposure screening prior to the visit and masks are required for safety.
My practice is accepting new patients. A HIPAA qualified telehealth program is used for a Meet & Greet, after which a telehealth visit is scheduled to obtain a comprehensive history in a setting without masks and in an unhurried fashion. The relationship begins at the actual face to face visit in the office where needed lab studies and EKGs can be done and the physical exam is performed. In this fashion the patient is seamlessly integrated into expert medical care, while maintain continuing safety.
Today, March 3, 2021, access to COVID vaccinations here in Florida has been extended to include:
“…persons under the age of 65 years of age deemed extremely vulnerable to COVID 19 by a physician…and may be vaccinated by a physician, pharmacist or advanced practice registered nurse.”
The COVID-19 Determination of Extreme Vulnerability Form DH8014-DCHP-03/2021 must be completed and signed by the physician. Vaccinations are not being given in the office at this time.
GO TO https://myvaccine.fl.gov/ PICK YOUR CATEGORY and GET IN LINE
Here is an updated list, released this week, of locations to obtain COVID vaccinations:
UPDATE: NEW COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES
|New COVID-19 vaccination site to open at Burns Road Community Center in Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach County’s newest mass COVID-19 vaccination site opened on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Officials said about 500 people will be vaccinated at the Burns Road Community Center, located at 4404 Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens, on Wednesday and Thursday.
By Friday, the goal is to ramp up to 1,000 shots. The site will be run by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and will complement the county’s two other mass COVID-19 vaccination sites at the South Florida Fairgrounds and South County Civic Center.
Anyone 65 and older can complete an appointment request form for the Burns Road Community Center, the South Florida Fairgrounds or the South County Civic Center by visiting: vaccine.hcdpbc.org.
You’ll then be placed into a “virtual waiting room” until vaccines become available.
I hope you all find this informative. It does require time, effort and perseverance. If you need help ask a family member, friend or acquaintance to assist you. Be sure to sign up at each site so that you are able to take the first appointment available. If it is possible, cancel other appointments that will not be kept. Please consider doing so as it would allow another person to step up in line and avoid wasting a vaccine. Vaccination against this novel virus is key to the return of good health for us all.
Call the office and set up a visit to make sure we utilize the next 3 months in the healthiest fashion.
Have a Healthy Good Year.