Around New York State, medical providers in recent weeks have had the same story: Patients’ difficulties in matching certain strict vaccination guidelines with the state forced them to throw out expensive vaccine doses – and the harsher penalties they had to pay. A mistake
On Saturday, state health officials reacted angrily to the vaccinated vaccines and again abruptly raised guidelines as coronavirus cases were on the rise.
Now, medical providers can vaccinate any of their employees who talk to people if there is an overdose in the vial and “no one enters the priority population before the dosage expires,” the new guide reads. The guidelines state that pharmacy’s “store clerks, cashiers, stock workers and delivery staff” may qualify. California took a similar step last week.
This is the second time in two days that the administration of government Andrew M. Cumo has eased restrictions on who is vaccinated in New York State. On Friday, the governor announced that medical providers could vaccinate a wide range of essential workers and New Yorkers over the age of 75 starting early Monday.
The new, more forgiving guidelines highlight the difficulties in balancing the need to quickly vaccinate vulnerable populations with the need to prevent fraud and favoritism in the vaccine distribution process.
Mark Molinaro, a Duchess County executive and critic of the governor’s vaccine distribution efforts north of New York City, said the new rules are a “smart move.”
“They’re doing a little unwinding by messing up a little bit,” he said.
A spokesman for the state health department said the new guidelines were the culmination of a week-long process.
Spokesman Gary C. Holmes said: “This is a guide and clarifies that we have been discussing with hospitals for weeks how to increase their dosage so that no vaccine is wasted.” “We have no confusion and want to make sure everyone understands the processes.”
Neil Culman, who runs the vaccine clinic as head of the Institute for Family Health and had to cancel unused vaccine doses, said the rule change, along with the fact that both registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are allowed to vaccinate. .
But he argued for even more relaxation in the rules allowing vaccination of patients at risk of conditions such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease under the age of 75.
“We’re seeing them in our office fees, and it looks like we’re turning them over today, so we can call them back in a week and say, ‘Now you can get your vaccine.’
The new guidelines address the challenges of conducting a mass vaccination program in a country whose health care system includes public and private hospitals, pharmacy chains and clinics.
Mark Levine, chairman of the New York City Council Health Committee, Noted on Twitter Websites for vaccine appointments include one for the city’s public hospital system, one for the city’s health and mental hygiene department, and another for Costco.
He added, “For community clinics, 7 have their own separate website, 4 require calling gender, and 1 is by email.”
He called for a unified scheduling system for all New York City.
There were fears by New York City that it would launch a new website on Sunday.