A new online tool shows Americans when they may be able to get the coronavirus vaccine.
While the COVID-19 shot began being administered to healthcare workers across the country last Monday, the general public isn’t expected to get access until the spring or summer.
The tool asks users to enter which state and county they live in, their age, job and whether they have any pre-existing conditions.
Once that’s done, it calculates approximately how many people in that area are set to get vaccinated ahead of the user, as well as how many Americans are in their priority group.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised that healthcare workers and nursing home residents should be in the first group to get the shot — though each state can choose whether to follow that framework.
An advisory panel to the CDC voted on Sunday to recommend that frontline essential workers and people age 75 and older should be next in line.
In New York state, healthcare workers began getting jabbed last week and nursing home residents started being vaccinated on Monday.
In the coming weeks, the priority will be broadened to include other care workers, EMTs, medical examiners, coroners, funeral home workers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.
More than 550,000 doses have been administered nationwide since last Monday — with some 38,000 in New York, the most of any state in the US, Cuomo said.
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