COVID vaccines are available for senior citizens in San Diego, CA
Currently, California is vaccinating people in Phase 1A and Phase 1B. Senior citizens in San Diego 65+ are now eligible to be injected as supplies permit. Every resident can sign up at myturn.ca.gov or call (833)-422-4255 to see or confirm their eligibility. Those who are 65 and older are now able to schedule their appointments.
Because of the high demand for COVID vaccines and due to their limited supply, each county in California is establishing their own geographic limits; most are regulating the available shots to those people who live or work within the county. It is important to check the San Diego County’s vaccination website to confirm your eligibility.
Currently, the authorized vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, have been shown as safe and effective in clinical trials. They were approved for use once it was determined that they substantially decrease the chances of contracting COVID-19.
Continuing to protect our community
Doctors, pharmacies, community clinics, and other healthcare providers are providing San Diego COVID vaccines for seniors. For seniors who are relying on family for transportation and for any required documentation, planning ahead is very important to make it to their scheduled appointments’ locations.
At the present time, the CDC is recommending that fully vaccinated people should continue to:
- Take precautions while in public by wearing a mask and continue with social distancing
- Avoid medium- and large-sized in-person gatherings
- Continue wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands when visiting any unvaccinated people from multiple households or those who are high-risk
- If you should start to experience COVID-19 symptoms, get tested
Taking a step back
The COVID-19 pandemic has been and continues to be a stressful time for millions of people, especially seniors. Future plans continue to be put on hold until a significant part of the U.S. population has been vaccinated.
Getting immunized against COVID is very important when it comes to protecting yourself as well as protecting your family from the dangers of the virus. The three vaccines approved for use in the U.S. are estimated to be 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 in people without evidence of previous infection.
As we continue to struggle with the uncertainty of a future in which COVID still plays a significant role, creating an estate plan to protect yourself, your family, and your finances is an important consideration. COVID-19 has shown that it is possible to get sick very quickly and without warning. Becoming incapacitated without an estate plan in place may mean that you will not have a say in what happens to your assets should the worst occur.
If you’re unsure about how to talk to your family about estate planning, hire an attorney, who can provide advice and guidance when it comes to achieving your goals. An estate planning lawyer will be able to address any questions or concerns you have about taxes, probate, power of attorney, or other aspects of the process.