Craig Robbins, MD, comments on appointment scheduling for COVID-19 vaccines

Appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine have become a focus for seniors in recent weeks after federal health officials issued new guidelines recommending expanded eligibility for everyone age 65 and older, along with those with multiple chronic conditions.

In a Kaiser Health News article, Craig Robbins, MD, national co-leader of Kaiser Permanente’s vaccination program and a family medicine physician with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, commented on vaccinating eligible Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers as well as a new appointment tool being developed by the organization.

In the Q&A article, Dr. Robbins explained how some health systems — including Kaiser Permanente — are preparing to vaccinate not just their own members but anyone who is eligible. He said Kaiser Permanente will launch an online registration tool in the coming weeks to help make the process easier and more efficient for anyone who wants an appointment for a vaccine and is eligible.

To view the complete article, visit the Kaiser Health News website. (Kaiser Permanente is not affiliated with Kaiser Health News.)