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Old 01-08-2021, 01:59 PM
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According to my governor in NC we are behind every other state.

My county is on the second group...75 & older. One county to the east if me still hasn't vaccinated all healthcare workers and one county to the left was finishing up healthcare workers this week.


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Old 01-08-2021, 02:00 PM
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I just signed up for the vaccination! I am in group 1B, which was supposedly starting on Jan. 7th. I'm in the 2nd group of 1B. Dh, being a police officer, is ahead of me for the vaccination.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:14 PM
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AZ is starting the second group 1B on this coming Monday. This includes 75 and older, teachers/day care workers and law enforcement personnel. I will be in group 1C and hoping to have my first vac by mid Feb but I am guessing at that.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:14 PM
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Were only on the first group, healthcare workers.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:17 PM
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My state skipped right over healthcare workers and residents in long term care facilities. Anybody 65+ can sign up for a slot in my county to get the vaccine (multiple people have said how well run it is). Its very difficult to get a slot though.

Healthcare workers can get it right now but they didnt get priority.

I read this morning that FL had used 30% of the vaccines they were sent.


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Old 01-08-2021, 02:26 PM
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Were only on the first group, healthcare workers.
Same here.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:30 PM
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Were still a few weeks away from starting the next phase. So far, its been healthcare workers and long-term care facilities.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:39 PM
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We are at 1B too. Still on the fence about getting it, but mostly due to my autoimmune issues, not because I dont trust the vaccine.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:53 PM
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By a stroke of lucky timing I was able to sign dh up for a vaccine. I went with him today and it was very well run and organized.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:01 PM
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It's a hot mess here. The governor throws out in press conferences who he wants to get it, without actually organizing with agencies.

1A was supposed to be frontline healthcare workers, and then there are two groups that are 1b, which is silly really- political theater to pretend that some groups (including teachers) were "moved up" without actually doing so. Instead of a 1b and 1c, now there is an "first 1b" and "second 1b" group .

Many areas had already moved on to 1b, but there are reports that many in 1a were missed. Because it was poorly organized, there were situations where hospitals had vaccines but not enough 1a people scheduled to give them to, so they gave them to other workers to avoid wasting them.

My district along with others in the county partnered with a hospital network and we were originally told we would begin receiving invitations to schedule this week, as we're "1b." Then the health department shut that down, and says we can't have them because we're the "second" 1b group. All first responders, all healthcare workers, and everyone 70+ must get vaccinated before teachers can start. They're now saying we may get to schedule in early March, which seems very unlikely given the pace they're going at. And yeah, we're all returning to in person learning.


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Old 01-08-2021, 03:20 PM
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I signed up through the NJ state website for group 1b. My district announced they will be giving the vaccine to all school staff when it’s available. They are working with the city and state to do this. I don’t know when, but they project by the end of the month. My state is still in the 1a group.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:20 PM
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I am in group 1c. Today, policemen and firemen in group 1b were able to start being vaccinated. I don't think all the 1a folks are done yet, either. There has been a lot of criticism of what my governor seems to feel is a slow roll out.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:23 PM
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We are behind according what I heard on NPR today. Lowest of the Midwest states. Very frustrating!

I suppose it doesnt help that we had that pharmacist ruin over 500 doses
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:48 PM
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My state is doing a good job, at least compared to what Im reading here. Theyve already started on the 65+ group.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:21 PM
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I think we're still on health care workers, but I'm not sure? All I know is that I'm not in any of the identified first 5 groups. Dh thinks he is. I am sure I'm far down the list.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:26 PM
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Crazy how the vaccine rollout differs state to state. Washington state is still vaccinating group 1. I am distressed to see that at age 65 I am being lumped in with 16-69 age group and my earliest date will be March. Im going to see if I can be included in the over 50 teacher group because I would like to sub as soon as kids are back in school.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:46 PM
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I figure Man and I are so far down the list that there's no point in paying attention right now. I just looked at the roll out for my province (BC) and it looks like the general population won't be started on vaccinations until at least March. I don't reckon we'll be vaccinated before September.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:50 PM
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We just started 75+ this week. That's phase 1B for us. (That will include me as a teacher, but not for another month or so.) My 85-year-old stepfather goes to get his vaccine next week, but they are making my 74-year-old mom wait. I know she's not 75 yet, but it kind of sucks that she can't get it when he does!
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:51 PM
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Bupkis, we've got bupkis here.

I contacted my county health department asking where to watch for information about signing up. They still haven't received any vaccine as of today.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:16 PM
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I'm in WV and I think my state has actually done a good job with it. WV has vaccinated health care workers and nursing home residents. I have signed up for a vaccine with my district. Today, teachers in my district who are 50 or older were given the first dose. It is supposed to come in the next two or three weeks for teachers who are under 50.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:44 PM
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I can only echo what MathWA wrote about AZ. We've only administered just under 120.000 vaccines. One more sight has been added, our NFL Cardinal tram staduim.
The odd thing is I have gone through the county website and can find no mention of where the vaccine sights are. I guess we'll just wait for the magic decoder ring and hope for the best.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:31 PM
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We just got my husband scheduled for next week. He’s a pharmacist. He’ll have to drive 100 miles to get it bc that was the closest we could find. He’s now trying to get me an appointment then too.

ETA: I am not eligible yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to find a vaccine closer to home when it’s time.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:37 PM
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Our state, as far as I can tell, is on 1a. Both my husband and I qualify for 1c. I signed up to get notified when we qualify to register to get the vaccine. From what I can tell if everything goes as scheduled we should be able to get the vaccine late March- early April.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:45 PM
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I know first responders in our state are getting them.

I just got an email from our superintendent today saying that the state is beginning to plan for educators to get vaccinated, but with 44,000 employees working in school settings, it will be a difficult process. In other words, they are going to be planning this rollout until it is available to the general public and all teachers just get vaccinated on our own.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:56 PM
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WalkDon'tRun, thanks for posting that. Dh and I disagree on what 50+living in multigenerational households means. What do you all think that means? (Specific example would be great )
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:04 PM
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My dh just got his as a home health worker, and that's in the second group of phase 1 out of three groups. I'm in the first group of phase two and am being told early Feb to mid March, but we will see!

I'm surprised that incarcerated individuals and homeless are placed above people 16-65 with underlying conditions that put them at high risk.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:05 PM
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I'm in eastern NC. My county started 75 and over today, but the small counties around us are still vaccinating health care workers. Our county is using the hospital and 2 local medical groups to call patients who are 75 and up AND have underlying conditions to schedule them, instead of the patients calling in. Since today is the first day, I don't know how well that works as opposed to the long lines. The thinking is that they can have the vaccines ready and not let any go to waste.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:07 PM
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We are on phase 1, which is healthcare workers and those living in nursing homes. Im not sure who else. Teachers are in phase 2, and we were told it old be as soon as mid January or as late as March.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:12 PM
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My first thought is 50+ means multi-generational households where grandparents are living with families but on further thought it could be parents over 50 with teenage or adults kids living at home. I would have to look to see if there is further clarification. What do you think?
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:54 PM
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Today's paper reports for PA:
173,339 vaccine doses administered out of 753,000 doses promised (about 23%)

We are in 1A, which includes:
Long-term care facility residents

Health care personnel including, but not limited to:
Emergency medical service personnel
Nurses
Nursing assistants
Physicians
Dentists
Dental hygienists
Chiropractors
Therapists
Phlebotomists
Pharmacists
Technicians
Pharmacy technicians
Health professions students and trainees
Direct support professionals
Clinical personnel in school settings or correctional facilities
Contractual HCP not directly employed by the health care facility
Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:07 PM
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My first thought is 50+ means multi-generational households where grandparents are living with families but on further thought it could be parents over 50 with teenage or adults kids living at home. I would have to look to see if there is further clarification. What do you think?
Thanks for your thoughts! I thought the first thing, but dh thinks the second. He's over 50 and I'm a year short of that age and we have teen/adult kids at home so he feels he falls under the category (and I miss it by most of a year). Hmm.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:29 AM
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i don't know how i would know where we are...but teachers (me) and grocery workers (DH) are supposed to be in the 2nd phase (approximately--fingers crossed--February), and we haven't heard anything yet, so....

a decision was just made yesterday to change "75 and older" to "65 and older"--yea! (that's not me, but good for others)

just read an article that says we have no timeframe for when we move to phase 2.
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Old 01-09-2021, 03:59 AM
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We're group 1b and predicted for early Feb.Each county must announce their plans for vaccination this week. I'm anxious to know where and when we can! I am starting to feel rather hopeful!
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Old 01-09-2021, 04:16 AM
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Still health care workers and nursing home residents. They also vaccinated prisoners in our jail. I have no idea when my DH and I will get it.
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Old 01-09-2021, 04:34 AM
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We're nowhere near finished with Phase 1A, healthcare workers and residents and staff in long-term care facilities. Nor do we know for sure who will be included in Phase 1B.
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:53 AM
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They just started giving medical personnel and long term care facility residents their second dose this week so we are behind.

My BIL who is a paramedic and works with COVID positive patients daily was only given his first dose on December 30th.

They are not quite sure who will be next.

Grocery store workers, teachers, and those 75+ should be in the next phase which will start in mid February.

I am not trying to start a political argument, but I feel there should be some consistency from state to state in who is getting it. The way we are going there are going to be 20 YO office workers who are getting the vaccination in some states before front line workers do in others.

I am not trying to say one deserves it more than the other - just thinking about which vaccinations will slow it down the most.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:27 PM
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My county is signing up teachers (second group) starting Monday.
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:38 PM
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Did you get the email today to register to take the vaccine?
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:49 PM
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No!!! I'm not in a school system anymore so maybe that's why.
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