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Routine Vaccinations During Covid?

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Routine Vaccinations During Covid?

What are people doing for routine vaccinations in Ontario, which you're supposed to update on a certain schedule, during Covid?

My family doctor has been closed for months. Are people just passing on this stuff? Or going to travel clinics?

Edit: I should clarify here, my Family Doctor's office is "physically" closed but they do phone consultations. But they apparently don't "physically" let people into the office, hence this question.
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Are you sure your dr is "closed". Mine does phone/televideo consults, but if you need one you get an appointment the next day. Including for vaccinations. I got a shot in July (from the nurse).
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zoro69 wrote: Are you sure your dr is "closed". Mine does phone/televideo consults, but if you need one you get an appointment the next day. Including for vaccinations. I got a shot in July (from the nurse).
Yes, mine also does phone consultations. But what nurse does the injection?

I had to pick up a prescription from my family doc a couple of months ago, and they didn't even let me in the building. They just cracked the door and handed the paper to me.
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zoro69 wrote: The Dr's nurse..
So they actually let you into the building? OK, that's farther than I got.
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Yes, walk right in. It was about a 2 min appointment, weight/height, blood pressure, shot...and they bill the government for $$$.

Have you actually called your Dr and asked?
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zoro69 wrote: Yes, walk right in. It was about a 2 min appointment, weight/height, blood pressure, shot...and they bill the government for $$$.

Have you actually called your Dr and asked?
Thanks... I have called the family doc about other things (hence the prescription pick-up I mentioned earlier.) But since they didn't let me into the building even for that, I assumed that they wouldn't do vaccinations since that requires you to enter the building.
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Jucius Maximus - Does your family doctor have a trained nurse able to inject you with the required vaccines? This is not a stupid question. My doctor is a sole practitioner and has an office manager, but not a nurse. Hence all injections are given by the doctor. I would call and ask.
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Many pharmacies do vaccinations.
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My GP hasn't administered vaccinations for over a decade now.
She only meets us to diagnose illness, injury, health concerns or prescribe RX.
The RPNs are the ones administering vaccinations.
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My GP set up a special few hours to give enhanced flu shots to seniors - appointment required. There was no waiting in line, we all social distanced outside, had our shot and went out through a different exit.
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Mine does phone and video and in person. In person if he thinks it warrants a 2nd closer look.
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Have been for my annual since Covid
(During the less risky Summer lull)

My Doctor has been doing phone consultations all along

Visits to their office was by appointment only ... on an as needed basis

Believe this is the norm now in most of Canada

I was the only patient in a generous booked off time slot
(So they could properly sanitize before & after etc)

The Drs Nurse did the usual bits prior to my seeing the Dr
(Blood Pressure, Height, Weight, etc)

I got a booster shot while I was there ...
In my case the Dr did it
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I usually get my flu shots at a Shoppers location previous years. I guess stock isn't too great at the moment since no locations up in York Region seem to have it. I had to go to my doctors office to get it today instead.

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