People with health problems first in line for Covid-19 vaccine

Yahir Mondragon Ramirez, Staff Reporter

Many states have started vaccinations to stop the spread of Covid-19. However people with certain health conditions are being prioritized. Major health problems like cancer or diabetes are first in line for Covid-19 vaccines, but rules vary from state to state. People who are first in line for the vaccine are also the elderly and workers who are exposed to the virus. Then again rules can vary depending on the state you live in.

Due to shortage of vaccine supplies those eligible are allowed to get it here in California. In California people eligible for the vaccine are adults 65 years or older, workers in food, emergency services, child care, and education. In order to make an appointment you need to use the state’s vaccine registration portal or simply use pharmacies websites to schedule an appointment. You can be vaccinated in places such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, and other local pharmacies.

Covid-19 vaccine appointments are difficult to get due to shortage of supplies and time slots are booked very quickly. Many websites even have a waiting list because so many people want to be vaccinated immediately. A tactic that people are using is creating multiple appointments so they can hopefully land themselves a secured spot. Those who do not need the vaccine immediately should leave appointments open to the people who truly need it.