The Mayo Clinic, a top provider of vaccine and diagnostics services, has announced a new appointment scheduling feature that will let patients check into their appointments and see if they need to get vaccinated.
The Mayo doctors are making the announcement via their blog, in the hope that they’ll be able to better connect patients to their primary care doctors who can help with scheduling their appointments, which may be the first step in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the Mayo Clinic blog, a patient can check into the Mayo Center for Vaccine and Diagnostics (MCVAD) for a scheduled appointment and get the recommended dose of the flu shot if he or she’s not already in the hospital.
Patients can also visit the Mayo Pharmacy and obtain a prescription for a flu shot, which they’ll fill out at a pharmacy.
The website says patients will also be able “access the best vaccines and diagnostics in the Mayo Family Practice Network.”
It’s a small step forward from the first Mayo Clinic appointments, where patients had to call to get their shot.
When the Mayo clinic launched the service in 2011, there were limited options for patients to get flu shots, but that service has expanded to cover many more doctors and hospitals.
According the Mayo website, the service is being rolled out to all the Mayo centers, but there’s no way to get in line to receive a shot online.
This will be a significant step forward in ensuring that people can get vaccinated when they need it.
The service is not free and will cost patients $49.99 to schedule an appointment and $79.99 per appointment for a dose of influenza vaccine.