How Your State Is Distributing the COVID-19 Vaccines
Distribution of the two recently approved COVID-19 vaccines is being managed by the individual states. States have similar approaches, but the devil is in the detail. Some states are vaccinating healthcare workers first while others are simultaneously trying to vaccinate those over age 65. Some states are relying solely on health departments and acute care hospitals to distribute vaccines, while others are using health centers, long-term care facilities and even individual physicians to give out vaccines.
Most of the states, which submitted draft distribution plans to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October, have recently updated their plans, and all have begun distribution. To understand what your state is doing and when a vaccine might be available to you, visit the links below. The states may change their plans, and the information linked to below might change. The federal government is also experiencing delays on distributing vaccines, which may also impact vaccine timelines.