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Mississippi is the second state to open up vaccines for all residents 16 and up. Here’s what other states are doing




Here is each state:


From March 22, all residents 55 years of age or older, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, critical workers, and people with high-risk medical conditions will be added to eligible vacancies, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.


On March 9, Alaska became the first state to eliminate all other eligibility requirements. Now everyone who lives and works in the state can get vaccinated, Governor Mike Dunleavy said.


All residents 45 and older will be able to get vaccinated from April 1, Gov. Doug Ducey said Affiliated with CNN KPNX. At the moment, the requirements are eligible by counties according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.


As of Monday, people eligible for vaccines in the state include: adults age 65 and older, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and essential “public-facing” workers in fields such as education, first aid and public transport, according to the Department of Health.


The state on Monday extended eligibility for the vaccine to include adults in congregated facilities, including immigrants in detention centers, as well as those with certain health conditions.


Colorado will add 2.5 million more people eligible for vaccines Friday as the state expands access to residents age 50 and older, as well as those at high-risk conditions, Gov. Jared Polis said.


On Friday, vaccination appointments will be open to residents ages 45 to 54, and on April 5, the state hopes to expand to all those over the age of 16, according to a press release from Monday. office of Governor Ned Lamont.


Currently, health care workers, long-term care residents, front-line essential workers, and residents age 65 and older can be vaccinated. But once the supply allows, the state will expand the list to include people at high risk and people living in group settings, such as homeless shelters, prisons and group housing, according to the state vaccination plan.


Florida extended vaccine eligibility Monday to adults 60 and older, Governor Ron DeSantis said. The age will be reduced to 55 “in due course,” DeSantis said, but the timing will depend on how quickly people over 60 are vaccinated.


All adults with high-risk health conditions were eligible for Monday’s vaccination. Gov. Brian Kemp said at least 5 million Georgians are eligible to receive their vaccines and should take the opportunity to return to normalcy.


This week, Hawaii residents age 65 and older and those on dialysis, with severe respiratory illness, and those undergoing chemotherapy joined the list of people who can be vaccinated, according to the Covid-19 state portal.


The state on Monday opened vaccines to people 55 and older with at least one disease. On March 22, anyone 55 or older will be eligible, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.


Eligible vaccines include residents with underlying conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said.


Indiana on Monday added teachers, child care workers and people with various high-risk comorbidities to the list of people eligible for vaccination, said Dr. Lindsay Weaver, chief physician at the state Department of Health. Weaver said the state plans to gradually expand eligibility for the vaccine to the 40-49 age group “as quickly as supplies allow.”


People aged 65 and over and people aged 16 to 64 who suffer from medical conditions that may lead to an increased risk of serious illness have priority in the state of vaccination, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.


Next week, eligibility will be expanded to include residents 16 years and older with medical risks and critical workers in an effort to move to the final stages of vaccination on May 1, Gov. Laura Kelly he said in a tweet.


As of Monday, all essential workers and anyone 16 years of age or older who have “CDC-approved underlying health conditions” became eligible for the vaccine, WLWT, affiliated with CNN.


Last week, Louisiana opened vaccines to residents 16 and older with certain health conditions, Gov. John Bel Edwards said. The state also expands eligibility for any staff working in congregated facilities such as prisons “because of the particularly high exposure they have.”


This month, Maine began vaccinating those over 60, and on April 1, the group will be expanded to include those over 50 and all adults will have access before May 1, according to the state board.


Since January, adults 65 and older in Maryland, essential workers, higher education workers and professionals who support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been able to receive vaccines, according to the University of Maryland Medical System.


People over the age of 65, health workers, first aiders and educators are among those who can currently be inoculated, officials said.


State officials announced Friday that all residents 16 and older will be eligible for inoculations beginning April 5, according to a statement from the State Emergency Operations Center.


All residents 16 years of age or older can arrange vaccination appointments. Gov. Tate Reeves said there will be about 10,000 appointments available over the next three weeks and encouraged those over 50 to “block them.”


More than “those who keep society’s essential functions running” were eligible for vaccines Monday when the state activated Phase 1B-Tier 3, which includes teachers, grocery store employees, elected officials, and those working on energy, Gov. Mike Parson said. .


Last week, people aged 60 and over and people aged 16 and over with a wider range of illnesses were chosen. said the state

New Jersey

As of Monday, those eligible included health care workers, residents at congregated facilities, first aid, school staff, transportation workers, people over 65 and people 16 and older with medical conditions that increase their risk, according to the state. Covid control panel.

New York

Along with essential workers, educators, and lifeguards, New York residents 60 and older are included in those who can get the vaccine, according to the Phase distribution plan.

North Carolina

Currently, the state vaccinates health workers and long-term care personnel and residents, anyone 65 years of age or older and essential front-line workers, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


Last week, the state added people 50 and older, as well as those with type 2 diabetes and end-stage kidney disease, to those who can get vaccines, Gov. Mike DeWine said.


As part of Phase 3, Oklahoma added students and staff “in educational settings outside of PreK-12 and critical infrastructure personnel,” the state Said the Department of Health.


Starting March 29, Oregon officials will extend vaccine eligibility to those 45 and older with underlying conditions, migrant farm workers, forest firefighters and pregnant women 16 and older, Governor Kate said. Brown.


Currently, the state vaccinates people in its phase 1A, which includes health workers, residents aged 65 and over and people aged 16 and over with high-risk conditions, according to Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Rhode Island

Along with school staff, those who work and live in congregated homes and health workers, among those who can be vaccinated are adults 60 years or older and those 16 years or older with underlying medical conditions, according to the state Department of Health.

South Carolina

As of last week, the state has advanced to Phase 1b, which includes those 55 and older, people at higher risk and front-line workers, according to South Carolina. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

South Dakota

Last week, eligible residents were expanded to include people 65 and older, high-risk patients, high-risk residents in congregated settings, people with underlying medical conditions, school staff, and funeral service workers, according to the state Department of Health.


On Sunday, Tennessee announced that pregnant women joined the list of eligible people, according to the state Department of Health.


This week, those eligible include people 50 years of age or older, the He said the state Department of Health Services.


All residents will be eligible for the vaccine beginning April 1. said the state.


People aged 65 and over, 16 years of age or older with high-risk conditions, school staff, people from immigrant and black communities, indigenous people and people of color are vaccinated. Said the Department of Health.


Healthcare staff, long-term care residents, front-line workers, people aged 65 and over and people aged 16 and over with underlying medical conditions are currently eligible.Department of Health dit.


From Wednesday, everyone in level 2 will be able to get vaccinated. The level includes workers in agriculture, food processing, groceries, public transportation, firefighters and law enforcement and people over the age of 16 who are pregnant or have a disability that puts them at risk.

West Virginia

Inoculations have been extended to residents 16 and older who suffer from pre-existing conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and asthma, Gov. Jim Justice said.


Last week, the Department of Health Services announced that people over the age of 16 with some medical conditions will be eligible for the vaccine from March 29.

Gregory Lemos, Andy Rose, Cheri Mossburg, Will Brown, Jennifer Henderson, Maria Cartaya, Gisela Crespo, Melissa Alonso, Konstantin Toropin, Rebekah Riess, Anjali Huynh, and LaCrisha McAllister contributed to this report.