I have an elderly brother with a serious underlying medical condition, who, despite living in Humboldt for four years, still cannot get assigned a primary care physician (PCP) due to a shortage of local docs. The county does not seem to be addressing this demographic regarding how they can get scheduled for vaccines ("Vaxed," Jan. 21).
Although I don't know for sure, I am guessing there are hundreds of such people throughout the county just based on recent banter on the McKinleyville Nextdoor app. I hope Public Health can place a priority on informing these folks how they can get scheduled, considering that the other existing clinic systems already have personnel in place to manage scheduling their patients. My brother and elders like him should not have to live in fear of getting passed over for this life-saving medication.
Hilary Mosher, McKinleyville