Many people are asking about the COVID-19 vaccine. Madison Healthcare Services has vaccinated frontline healthcare workers and long term care residents at the Care Center and Hilltop Residence in category 1A. The phase 1a roll out of COVID-19 vaccination had many levels of priority within it, Madison Healthcare Services and local public health have been working to deliver COVID vaccinations to those Phase 1a groups in our communities.
The Phase 1b groups that will come after the Phase 1a groups are frontline essential workers and adults 75 years and older for phase 1b. For phase 1c, adults ages 65-74 years, people ages 16 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers will be able to get vaccinated. We do not yet know when people in phase 1b and 1c will be able to get the vaccine in Minnesota. This will depend on how much vaccine the manufacturers are able to make and send out, and how many people get vaccinated in the first priority groups. The Federal Government and the State of Minnesota are directing the allocation of vaccines.
People do not need to get on a waiting list or make an appointment at this time. Updates will be provided when we are able to start vaccinating more people and we will provide more information at that time for how eligible people can get vaccinated. Right now Madison Healthcare Services does not know when we will be allocated vaccine to begin Phase 1b or when we can begin to vaccinate the next priority groups.
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