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How the State Decided Who Should Get the Vaccine First

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HowTheStateDecided.pdf

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How the State Decided Who Should Get the Vaccine First

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On Dec. 31, 2020, the Vermont Vaccine Implementation Advisory Committee issued recommendations to the Vermont Department of Health’: Vaccinate health care workers and long-term care residents and workers, and then prioritize Vermonters by age.

“Over 70% of Covid-19 deaths have been among Vermonters 75 years or older and more than 90% among aged 65 and older,” Mike Smith, head of the Vermont Agency of Human Services, said at a recent press conference. “Given these facts and the limited number of doses that states are receiving from the federal government, we have an obligation and moral obligation to take this age-based approach.”

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Erin Petenko, vtdigger

Date

February 1, 2021

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Erin Petenko, vtdigger, “How the State Decided Who Should Get the Vaccine First,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed March 8, 2021, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/661.

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