DOCTORS GROUPS CALL FOR GREATER ROLE IN VACCINE ROLLOUT
An array of doctor groups is writing to the White House calling for a greater role for doctors offices in distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.
“We, the undersigned organizations representing physicians nationwide, urge you to make it simpler for office-based physicians, including primary care physicians and pediatricians, to access COVID-19 vaccines,” write the groups, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians.
They note that primary care doctors and pediatricians are “trusted messengers,” but that office-based doctors “have continuously been left out of the vaccine rollout.”
The letter comes as new steps are coming in the vaccine rollout, including booster shots and possible vaccinations for children under 12.