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.

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