Who will get the vaccine first?

(Updated 12/22/20) Because the current supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is limited, CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be offered to a first-tier priority group that is generally comprised of healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. This group is often referred to as "Phase 1a".

As vaccine supply increases, additional groups of people will be added in priority order. Subsequent priority groups will likely include front line essential workers, such as first responders, teachers, and postal, transit and grocery store workers, as well as people age 75 and older. Loudoun County will follow the recommendations of VDH and CDC for administration of vaccine. 

Be patient. Eventually, enough vaccine will become available for everyone. When vaccine becomes widely available, the plan is to ultimately have COVID-19 vaccine available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and federally qualified health centers.

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1. What are the vaccine efforts in Loudoun County?
2. Who will get the vaccine first?
3. How will I know when my family or I can get a vaccine?
4. Is the vaccine safe?
5. What precautions should I take with my pets or other animals?
6. What should someone do if they are ill?
7. Why won’t the county tell us where the people who have tested positive have been in our community? Shouldn’t we know so we can protect ourselves?
8. What should someone do if their provider will not see them?
9. Would you recommend advising the public against attending any public events, such as sporting events or high school graduations or political rallies or even public hearings before the Board?
10. Would you implement a quarantine for individuals with confirmed cases of the virus?
11. Do you anticipate that we may already have unidentified mild cases of corona virus in Loudoun County?
12. What about the CDC suggestion that seniors refill their prescriptions as a precaution? I followed that advice and the prescriptions were denied by my insurance.
13. What procedures are already being taken in schools, hospitals, libraries and other public buildings to ensure cleanliness and disinfecting to lower the spread?
14. How long can COVID-19 lay dormant in one’s body?
15. Is it legal for retailers to “mark-up” urgently needed supplies like soap? What should one do if they observe this happening?
16. Is a person who is known to have been exposed to COVID-19 legally required to self-quarantine?
17. What are the effects on pregnant women? Should they do more to avoid social settings, is there greater risk to an unborn child?
18. When a person is identified as having COVID-19 in Loudoun, how are the interactions of the infected individual traced? Who does the tracking in Loudoun County?