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COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Information

By January 7, 2021No Comments

Dear EMS Community,

The UBMD Emergency Medicine EMS Division has been fielding numerous inquiries as to how providers are scheduled to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

The method by which providers are scheduled for the second dose is site dependent.  Some sites are scheduling at the time of the initial vaccine administration while other sites are reaching out to the individuals closer to the time when the second dose should be administered.  Unfortunately, the UBMD EMS Division is not able to assist with this process other than information sharing.

During last night’s briefing with the Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems, Director Ryan Greenberg mentioned the agency contact only (not individual providers) should email him if providers do not have scheduled appointments 3-4 days prior to when they should be receiving the second dose. For reference, those who received the Pfizer vaccine should receive the second dose 21 days after the first dose; those who received Moderna would be 28 days after the first dose.

Should you feel that you need to contact Director Greenberg and do not have his contact information, please reach out to the UBMD EMS Division (ubmdems@buffalo.edu) and we can provide the director’s email.

We hope this communication helps clarify some of the confusion.