Dec. 24, 2020 — Folks wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine will should be affected person.
Though some political figures and celebrities have already acquired the vaccine, distribution for the general public will take extra time. Every state has set priorities about who will get the vaccine first, primarily based on recommendations from the federal authorities. Presently, the states are rolling the vaccine out in classes primarily based on want.
Well being care staff and folks dwelling 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 staff like first responders, will likely be subsequent. Adults between 65 and 75 years previous, and youthful individuals (between 16 and 64) at excessive threat, together with different important staff, 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 of get one, possible someday within the late spring or early summer time. As of now, the vaccine will likely be obtainable 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.
Consultants recommend usually checking state public well being division web sites for info. Some states provide vaccine security info, particulars about who qualifies for vaccines now, and methods to enroll in COVID-19 and vaccine alerts. These web sites are listed beneath.