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On December 2, Dr. Jeffrey Gold received an email from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health asking him to enroll his primary care practice in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine program. Since then, he’s heard nothing further about the possibility of vaccinating his 700 patients.
“The reality is, this isn’t fair,” said Gold, who opened his Marblehead-based office in 2015. “It’s not just about fairness, it’s also about good medicine and public health.” Insider contacted the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for comment but didn’t hear back in time for publication.
Gold’s practice is one of many independently-owned doctors offices that don’t have access to COVID-19 vaccines and have heard little about if or when they might receive doses. Meanwhile, large healthcare providers have worked to vaccinate nearly 9 million individuals in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s 11 million people less than the federal government’s estimate of 20 million vaccinated Americans by the end of 2020. Insider reached out to the CDC for comment but didn’t hear back in time for publication.
“Independent primary care providers have been totally left out of distribution channels and have no line of sight for when they might …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy