Find Your Place in the COVID Vaccine Line

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    Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 46 years experience.

From the NY Times

Use this interactive tool to calculate the number of people who will need a vaccine in each state and county — and where you might fit in that line.

I'm towards the very top.

Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line

 

TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, LPN, RN

1 Article; 922 Posts

Specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU. Has 16 years experience.

Towards the very top here as well. Neat little tool. 

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herring_RN, ASN, BSN

3,651 Posts

Specializes in Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical. Has 51 years experience.

I am with 868k other elderly in line behind 118.5 million people across the United States. Being retired my only risk factor is age.

 

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.

Very handy for sending out to anxious relatives.

Kitiger, RN

1,811 Posts

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 44 years experience.

I have "very few" people ahead of me. 

I have no idea what that means.

I am healthcare, but not a front line worker (I don't work with known COVID patients.)

toomuchbaloney

10,244 Posts

Specializes in NICU, PICU, Transport, L&D, Hospice. Has 44 years experience.

That was interesting. 

"When it comes to Alaska, we think you’re behind 608,300 others who are at higher risk in your state."

LOL. Our current population = 683,879

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VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

142 Articles; 9,981 Posts

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 26 years experience.

I'm surprised at how far down the food chain I am, being over 60 and having most of the risk factors for COVID. I'm behind something like 300,350 in my state, and 26,500 in my county alone. They're even talking about the vaccine going to prisoners here before most of the elderly and other higher-risk populations. I think there will be a major outcry from the people if this were to happen.

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

2 Articles; 6,837 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.
5 hours ago, VivaLasViejas said:

I'm surprised at how far down the food chain I am, being over 60 and having most of the risk factors for COVID. I'm behind something like 300,350 in my state, and 26,500 in my county alone. They're even talking about the vaccine going to prisoners here before most of the elderly and other higher-risk populations. I think there will be a major outcry from the people if this were to happen.

The spread in prisons and deaths from it have been disgraceful. Yes, there would be public outcry, but it would be unfortunate. A prison is far more likely to have a catastrophic outbreak than older Americans with health issues who are staying home, social distancing, masking and hand washing. Prisoners would not be getting it before nursing home residents. 

Specializes in orthopedic; Informatics, diabetes. Has 11 years experience.

I get mine tomorrow!!

Joey_Boy, LPN

17 Posts

Specializes in LTC. Has 2 years experience.

I'm somewhere in the middle of the line. The state doesn't consider corrections nurses to be front line HCP's, so I selected essential worker(even though we have alot of people in or covid pod now). Had a few co-workers die from it, and multiple inmates, yet my DON still thinks it's not a big deal, and states that if we catch covid, just take some Tylenol, and come to work, because we're so short(she just locks herself in her office and isolates).

Specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro. Has 15 years experience.

My place is after they pry my cold dead hands from my guns or perhaps after I'm intubated with my third bout of Covid (I've had it twice). No interest in the vaccine unless it is forced and even then I will probably give up my Pysch NP gig and drive Uber first if that is an option (who knows Uber might require it as well).