In the United States, vaccines for COVID-19 are beginning to be distributed. While the timeline is not set in stone, the CDC has released a guide on “Who Gets Vaccinated First.”
Phase (1a) In the first phase, healthcare and residents of long-term care facilities will be administered the vaccine
Phase (1b) Frontline essential workers and people aged 75 years and older
Phase (1c) People aged 65-74, people aged 16-64 with underlying medical conditions, and other essential workers
For more information on the distribution of the vaccine visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html
How Will Residents in Assisted Living Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?
For those in assisted living, “a federal initiative, the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care program, has contracted with the drugstore chains CVS and Walgreens to provide and administer the coronavirus vaccines at no cost to long-term care residents and staff at their facilities.” Details are being solidified at the state and federal level.
For more information on how those in senior living will be administered the vaccine read more at: https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/health/info-2020/nursing-homes-covid-vaccine-plan.html