DHSS opened next tier of vaccine eligibility, limited supply of vaccines
DHSS Opened Next Tier of Vaccine Eligibility: Individuals in Phase 1b, Tier 2 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This is an expansive group and includes school teachers and staff members as well as several categories of essential frontline workers, again, it’s an expansive list. Click here to learn more about eligibility and changes to the vaccine distribution plan. Click here to make an appointment to get the vaccine.
Limited Supply of Vaccines: With the expansion of eligibility, appointments could again become difficult to get and may likely create anxiety for many. Unfortunately, vaccines remain a scarce resource. Remember, in spite of not having as much vaccine as we’d like, more and more of our community members are getting vaccinated - this is a great thing. Please help alleviate other’s anxiety by reminding them that as more of our community get vaccinated, we increase the herd immunity within our community, which helps protects all of us, even those not vaccinated.
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