JACKSON COUNTY – The Jackson County Health Department has opened up appointment times for COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals eligible in Phase 1b priority groups, including those 65 years of age and older and “frontline” essential workers.
To be considered a “frontline” essential worker an individual must work in one of the following settings: first responder, corrections, education (Pre-K through 12th grade only), daycare, postal service, manufacturing, agriculture and food production (food service in Phase 1c), grocery stores and public transit.
Priority groups are established by the CDC and included in the State vaccination plan. Local health departments help implement the State plan at the community level.
Priority groups are necessary while vaccine supply is limited. As supply increases, more priority groups will be served, followed by the general population. JCHD estimated roughly 12,000 individuals in Jackson County are eligible under Phase 1b of the vaccination effort.
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