Frequently Asked Questions

Who is getting vaccinated first?

Because supplies of COVID-19 vaccines are currently limited, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended the vaccines be distributed in phases: 

  • Phase 1A:  
    • Healthcare personnel 
    • People living in long-term care facilities  
  • Phase 1B 
    • Frontline essential workers such as police officers, firefighters, teachers, and grocery store and public transit employees 
    • People ages 75 and older 
  • Phase 1C: 
    • People ages 65-74 
    • People ages 16-64 who have medical conditions that increase their risk for serious complications from COVID-19 
    • Other essential workers  

As vaccine supplies increase, the CDC will make additional recommendations beyond these groups. 

It’s important to note that each state has set its own plan for prioritizing and distributing vaccines. Contact your state health department to find out how vaccines are being distributed in your state. 

SOURCES: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html 

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