Houston – Houston Methodist is organizing a clinic this weekend. But it is only available for patients in the hospital system.
A similar “invite-only” clinic has been published by other hospitals in the Houston area, and that has caused inequality to cite inequality in vaccine distribution methods.
“We get it,” said Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Mark Boom. “We understand why people get frustrated. Everyone wants to be vaccinated now. “
Boom said those 75 and older who were invited to the clinic this weekend represented people in every zip code in Houston.
Boom said his hospital is working with four qualified federal health clinics to make sure they get into the most vulnerable and hard-hit areas in Houston.Boom said the goal is access. More and more people are from areas where COVID-19 is infected, and where the vast majority of residents are uninsured, the population is likely to become infected.
“I think we are working actively and aiming to address these issues and to ensure that we are equally vaccinated across our communities as quickly as possible. “We were selected by the state as the center because we got the vaccine into the weapons very quickly.”
According to Boom, Methodist gave the first 44,000 Pfizer vaccines and 13,000 the second.
Boom said he is optimistic that vaccines will be accelerated in a few weeks.
You can watch Boom’s full interview below.
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