December 18, 2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Begins
COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun across the country; all 50 states have now released their criteria for determining how to prioritize initial doses. While each state’s vaccine distribution strategy is tailored for their population, some commonalities have emerged:
- Nearly all states will prioritize health care workers and long-term care residents for the first phase of distribution;
- More than 20 states further segment these groups depending on their level of exposure and risk;
Most states plans are complete through Phase 1 of vaccine distribution, with future phases of the plan still in development.