Dec. 24, 2020 — Folks wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine will must be affected person.
Though some political figures and celebrities have already obtained the vaccine, distribution for the general public will take extra time. Every state has set priorities about who will get the vaccine first, based mostly on recommendations from the federal authorities. Presently, the states are rolling the vaccine out in classes based mostly on want.
Well being care employees and folks residing in nursing properties are highest precedence, and so they started receiving the vaccine in mid-December. Folks ages 75 years and older, together with important employees like first responders, can be subsequent. Adults between 65 and 75 years outdated, and youthful individuals (between 16 and 64) at excessive threat, together with different important employees, will get the vaccine within the subsequent section.
Assuming there may be sufficient of the vaccine to go round after that, everybody else will be capable to get one, probably someday within the late spring or early summer time. As of now, the vaccine can be out there to the general public at most pharmacy chain shops like CVS, Walgreens, and others; together with in-store pharmacies at Costco, Kroger, Goal, Publix, HEB, and different nationwide and regional chains.
Specialists counsel often 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 join COVID-19 and vaccine alerts. These web sites are listed beneath.