ST. LOUIS, Mo.– Missouri is now in Phase 1B, Tier 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This phase consists of people ages 65 and over and adults with specific health conditions that put them at high risk for the infection.
However one chiropractic physician in the previous stage, Phase 1A, tells 41 Action News she still hasn't been able to receive her first dosage of the vaccine.
Dr. Rebecca Gould is a personal chiropractic practitioner in St. Louis. She has been qualified to receive the vaccine since December however hasn't had the ability to yet.
Gould registered with the St. Louis County Health Department as quickly as she might however stated she hasn't heard back yet.
“I would just like to be gotten in touch with even if it's just to state we're uncertain exactly when, but this is an estimate,” Gould stated.
She likewise completed a windows registry for people like her in Phase 1A and registered through several medical facilities.
“I've put my name in the hat in a lot of places, and I simply have not gotten any tip of what to do,” Gould said.
Earlier today, Missouri activated Phase 1B, Tier 2 of the circulation. Now, Gould fears she'll fall even further behind in line.
“I feel like if there are readily available appointments, they're now going to be flooded with people who should likewise be vaccinated however possibly aren't in a high-risk circumstance as I am,” Gould said.
41 Action News reached out to the St. Louis County Health Department. A representative stated the county has actually received about 4,900 dosages of vaccine and has actually 225,000 people signed up, much of whom remain in Phase 1A.
“It will take time to get to everybody,” the representative stated.
Gould said it's a discouraging wait when she's still actively seeing clients.
“I'm willing to drive. I understand it states the vaccine should be free, I'm ready to pay,” Gould stated. “I wish to do the right thing for my patients and my family.”
A spokesperson for the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department stated anybody in a comparable position can submit the study on the health department's website.
Editor's note: This story has actually been updated to show that Dr. Rebecca Gould is a chiropractic physician.