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Dec. 24, 2020 — People wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine will have to be affected person.

Although some political figures and celebrities have already acquired the vaccine, distribution for the general public will take extra time. Each state has set priorities about who will get the vaccine first, primarily based on suggestions from the federal authorities. Currently, the states are rolling the vaccine out in classes primarily based on want.

Health care employees and other people dwelling in nursing houses are highest precedence, and so they started receiving the vaccine in mid-December. People ages 75 years and older, together with important employees like first responders, will probably be subsequent. Adults between 65 and 75 years previous, and youthful individuals (between 16 and 64) at excessive threat, together with different important employees, will get the vaccine within the subsequent part.

Assuming there’s sufficient of the vaccine to go round after that, everybody else will be capable to get one, doubtless someday within the late spring or early summer season. As of now, the vaccine will probably be obtainable to the general public at most pharmacy chain shops like CVS, Walgreens, and others; together with in-store pharmacies at Costco, Kroger, Target, Publix, HEB, and different nationwide and regional chains.

Experts counsel repeatedly checking state public well being division web sites for info. Some states supply vaccine security info, particulars about who qualifies for vaccines now, and methods to enroll in COVID-19 and vaccine alerts. Those web sites are listed under.


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WebMD Health News


Sources

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: “The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Updated Interim Recommendation for Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 2020.”


Los Angeles Times: “When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?”



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