Domestic workers are essential workers, before and during the Coronavirus pandemic. Now that there is a vaccine available, get all the information you need here. To help answer your questions about the COVID vaccine, check out resources below from trusted sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You’ll find info about vaccine safety, how it works, and how to find local/state specific information on who is eligible to receive the vaccine and how you can sign up.
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
Who is Eligible to Get the Vaccine?
Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine is currently limited, the CDC has made recommendations about who should be vaccinated first. Some domestic workers – because of their occupation, age, or medical conditions – may already be eligible to get the vaccine. While the CDC made recommendations, each state has its own plan for who will be vaccinated first and how they can receive vaccines. To learn more about who is able to get the vaccine where you live, vaccination locations, and how to sign up, visit your city, county, or state health department website. Search here: https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory.
The CDC recommends prioritizing people to receive the vaccine according to 4 groups:
- the 1st group includes healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities
- the 2nd group includes some frontline essential workers and people aged 75 years and older
- the 3rd group includes people 65 – 74 years old, people with medical conditions that increase the risk of serious complications from COVID-19, and some other essential workers
- the 4th group includes the general population over the age of 16.
For more detailed information about the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout recommendations, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html.
Regardless of where you live, immigration status will NOT affect vaccine distribution, and people who are undocumented will be able to receive the vaccine. Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not impact anyone’s immigration application, and information about people who get the vaccine will not be shared with immigration authorities.
The vaccine is provided at no cost for everyone. You will not be charged, even if you do not have health insurance. If you have insurance, your insurance may be billed by the vaccination provider.
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