We would like it to be straightforward for everybody to get a COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as giant portions can be found. Nevertheless, we solely have a restricted provide of the vaccine proper now. Which means that policymakers needed to develop plans to ensure those that are most at-risk get the vaccine first and that vaccines are distributed in a good, moral, and clear manner.
The Utah Division of Well being organized a workgroup made up of well being professionals all through the state (The Utah Prioritization Workgroup) to develop suggestions for the way to prioritize vaccination teams on the state and native degree. Their closing suggestions are based mostly on state and native knowledge and want, vaccine storage functionality of services, and steerage from the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Extra vaccines will likely be accessible over the following few weeks and months. We’ll proceed to supply extra updates about vaccine distribution data when extra doses of the vaccine change into accessible.