In the US, you will not be getting a vaccine any time soon. With one of his world-class, non-deals, Trump assured everyone will be disappointed. Since he passed-up early vaccine pricing and commitments in favor of …something else?
No, there are no vaccine centers across the nation. If you want the jab, you need to get to a CVS, Walmart, Costco, or one of about 40 different retail stores.
There will be incredible confusion and congestion with getting the vaccine. Various locations have the vaccine available at different times and with variable volumes.
Besides what the US Government is paying these stores to administer the shots, they will see a massive sales uptick. It’s no secret that every one of these stores is laid out to maximize your buying potential. With the entirety of the population planning an eventual visit, the windfall will be spectacular.
There is little information about visiting your doctor or how medical facilities are involved. I suppose this is rather accidentally good news, as nearly every hospital is full of sick Covid patients, and healthy people who are seeking a vaccine should probably stay far away.
Here in Germany, a massive building and organizational program are underway to ensure free, fast, and safe access to the Covid-19 vaccination as soon as it is available. People are encouraged not to go to their doctor but schedule a time at a vaccination center depending on their group classification.
The facilities are in large halls and designed to handle the maximum number of people in the safest possible way.
The vaccination will be recorded centrally and help create the documentation needed for a vaccine passport if one becomes necessary for a person to have, either by private industry (airlines) or government.
Germany has had its challenges politically to impose tight lockdowns. Still, it has fought through those and has set several, with the latest ‘light lockdown’ happening now. A stricter version is will start in a few days and last until 2021.
I have no idea when I will get the shot, but when the time comes, I am sure it will be quick and safe and won’t lead to an increase in sales of Hershey’s bars or hair dye.