Among the many welcoming medical practices in Southern California, doctors say they have received calls from their well-being clients asking if they can get initial access to a hospital or charity to provide the lowest possible dose of the vaccine in exchange for a financial contribution. .
Dr. Jeff Dole, a boutique in-clinic practitioner who accepted offers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said he volunteered to donate $ 25,000 to the hospital in exchange for the initial shot of a patient vaccine. Dole’s practice serves a well-heeled clientele that includes CEOs and entertainers, but the doctor said they should also wait as first-round vaccines are distributed to those in need of care for his patients.
Earlier this week, California received 327,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, giving first impressions to leading health workers fighting the virus that has caused more than 22,000 deaths nationwide since the outbreak began.
“I think it’s a difficult thing for doctors to take care of these high-powered people, you don’t have to wait,” Dole said. “These people usually don’t have to wait.”
Dole said it has applied its practice with the state of California to become a vaccine distribution center for its customers and has already purchased a special ultra-cold freezer in anticipation of storing vials of the Pfizer vaccine.
‘They wanted it yesterday’
Dr. David Nazarene, my Concert MD in Beverly Hills, is approached by many of his A-list clients, who initially say there is no point in making money by helping to get vaccinated.
“They wanted it yesterday,” Nazarene said. “We will play by the rules, but do everything we can to protect and distribute the vaccine when it is available to us.”
Dr. Abe Malkin, founder of Concern MD Law, said he had received more than a hundred phone calls from people trying to access the initial levels in advance.
“I would say that 5 to 10 percent of people are willing to try to make some contribution to a charity to grow themselves,” says Malkin.
Malkin’s practice has also been used as a vaccine distributor, but focuses on the newly FDA-approved modern vaccine, which is easier to handle because it does not have the same extreme temperature storage requirements as Pfizer levels.
When it comes down to it, the California government has warned that the government will be very aggressive in ensuring that “those who are most eligible for vaccines are not expelled”.
“There are those who think they can go before the line, and those who think they have the resources, or have relationships that allow them to do that. We will monitor it very, very closely,” Newsom said this month.
“We will prioritize and ensure that everyone in the health care distribution system truly prioritizes the same ethical standards that are most needed, and that the real heroes of these epidemics are the health workers at the forefront, and they are the ones we need to protect, and we must prioritize further progress.” Should. “
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