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Who Can Get The Vaccine?

By February 17, 2021No Comments
Who can get the Vaccine right now?

Who’s Eligible to Get the Vaccine Now?

Phase 1A: Front-line healthcare workers and residents at long-term care facilities

Phase 1B: People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness, including but not limited to:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Organ transplantation
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 2 diabetes

If you have a medical condition not listed above, you may still qualify for the vaccine. Talk to your provider to confirm.

When will teachers, critical infrastructure workers, essential workers and other front-line workers not included in 1A be eligible for the vaccine?

Spring 2021 is the best estimate of when vaccine will be available to the general public who are not considered Phase 1B. No specific occupation or group is specifically identified in 1B; however all occupations will have some individuals who meet the 1B criteria. It depends on the vaccine production and how quickly other vaccines become available.