For PartnerMD Members
Will concierge practices like PartnerMD get access to the vaccines before other providers?
No. Concierge practices, including PartnerMD, do not have priority access to receive vaccines before any other medical provider. We have done everything we need to do to eventually receive vaccines, but the rest of the process is dependent on our state health departments and the CDC. They decide:
- Which medical providers receive vaccines
- When medical providers can be allocated a supply of vaccines
- How many doses of a vaccine medical providers will receive
- Whom medical providers can give the vaccine first
Now that we’ve done our part (applying to receive vaccines), it’s a waiting game. Every other primary care practice, concierge or not, is in the same boat.
When will PartnerMD get vaccines?
We are actively waiting for updates from the state in each of our locations on when vaccine supplies will be available to our office. It may be that vaccines are available outside our offices sooner.
In either case, we will update you as we learn information about opportunities for you to get vaccinated as soon as possible, whether that is at one of our locations or elsewhere.
Who is deciding where vaccines go?
The health departments in each state are working with the CDC to allocate and distribute vaccines at their discretion. All medical providers, including concierge practices, are dependent on their decisions.
Which vaccine will PartnerMD get?
We don’t expect to have a choice. We will be prepared for any vaccine that is approved, but the state health departments will likely allocate based only on what is available.
Will PartnerMD get enough doses for all members?
Like the timing for vaccine distribution, how many doses we receive is not in our control. This will be mandated by the CDC and the state health departments.
Who can get vaccinated at PartnerMD?
Like all providers, PartnerMD will receive guidance from the CDC and state health departments on who we can vaccinate first.
We expect these instructions will align with the how initial roll-out is proceeding, with the most at-risk population (the elderly, chronic health conditions, etc.) first.
Depending on your age and other risk factors, you may be eligible to get your vaccination from another provider before PartnerMD even has the vaccine available. Each state will communicate more info as they receive more vaccines.
When PartnerMD does have vaccines, how will I know when I am eligible for one?
As we receive information from our state health departments about whom we can vaccinate, we will communicate that information via our website, email, and social media. We expect it will be instructions in line with their recommendations (75+ and older first, then 65+ and older, and so on).
Where can I get more information about COVID-19 testing, office visits, and telehealth appointments at PartnerMD?
See our dedicated COVID-19 page for more detailed information on these areas and more.