Millions More Americans Are Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Teachers

Millions More Americans Are Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccines, Including Teachers

As states begin to expand who can get vaccinated, millions of more Americans are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For the first time since the vaccines have been rolled out, teachers in all 50 states and Washington D.C. are now qualified.

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves tweeted that all new appointments will be open to all residents. In Alaska, people living and working in the state over the age of 16 are eligible to get vaccinated. 

In Georgia, people 55 and up and people with disabilities and certain medical conditions are eligible.

In California, people with certain high-risk medical conditions or disabilities are now eligible to receive the vaccine. Health officials said “the national supply of the vaccine remains limited,” and not everyone qualified to get a vaccine will be able to receive one right away.

Rhode Island opened up vaccinations to those aged 60 to 64 and people between 16 and 64 with certain underlying conditions.

Residents age 16 and older with medical or behavioral health conditions that the CDC says could be at a higher risk of severe coronavirus illness are now eligible to be vaccinated in Kentucky. Smoking will not be considered a covered condition.

According to CNN, not everyone is actually eligible to receive the vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for people age 16 and older. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are also approved for those who are 18 and older.

According to CNN, about 11.5 percent of the United States population has been vaccinated.

About ErinBoogie

Erin Boogie is a blogger for BallerAlert.com and producer/co-host of the weekly radio show In the Field Radio.

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