Dec. 24, 2020 — Individuals wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine will should 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, primarily based on suggestions from the federal authorities. At the moment, the states are rolling the vaccine out in classes primarily based on want.
Well being care employees and folks residing in nursing houses are highest precedence, they usually started receiving the vaccine in mid-December. Individuals ages 75 years and older, together with important employees like first responders, might be subsequent. Adults between 65 and 75 years outdated, and youthful folks (between 16 and 64) at excessive danger, together with different important employees, will get the vaccine within the subsequent section.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 have the ability to get one, doubtless someday within the late spring or early summer season. As of now, the vaccine might 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 data. Some states supply vaccine security data, particulars about who qualifies for vaccines now, and methods to enroll in COVID-19 and vaccine alerts. These web sites are listed under.