ST. LOUIS, Mo.– Missouri is now in Phase 1B, Tier 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This stage includes people ages 65 and over and adults with certain health conditions that put them at high danger for the virus.
However one chiropractic doctor in the previous stage, Phase 1A, tells 41 Action News she still hasn't been able to get her very first dosage of the vaccine.
Dr. Rebecca Gould is a personal chiropractic specialist in St. Louis. She has been qualified to get the vaccine because December however hasn't been able to yet.
Gould registered with the St. Louis County Health Department as soon as she might however said she hasn't heard back yet.
“I would just like to be gotten in touch with even if it's simply to state we're uncertain precisely when, but this is an estimate,” Gould stated.
She also submitted a windows registry for individuals like her in Phase 1A and signed up through a number of medical facilities.
“I've put my name in the hat in a lot of locations, and I simply have not received any hint of what to do,” Gould said.
Previously today, Missouri triggered Phase 1B, Tier 2 of the circulation. Now, Gould fears she'll fall even further behind in line.
“I seem like if there are readily available visits, they're now going to be flooded with individuals who need to also be immunized however maybe aren't in a high-risk situation as I am,” Gould said.
41 Action News connected to the St. Louis County Health Department. A spokesperson stated the county has actually received about 4,900 dosages of vaccine and has 225,000 people signed up, much of whom remain in Phase 1A.
“It will take some time to get to everybody,” the representative said.
Gould stated it's a discouraging wait when she's still actively seeing clients.
“I'm willing to drive. I know it says the vaccine must be totally free, I'm willing to pay,” Gould stated. “I wish to do the ideal thing for my clients and my family.”
A spokesperson for the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department stated anybody in a similar position can fill out the survey on the health department's website.
Editor's note: This story has actually been updated to reflect that Dr. Rebecca Gould is a chiropractic doctor.