The first phase of vaccine distribution focuses on frontline health care workers in patient service with the highest risk of exposure.
It is unknown exactly how long the first phase of vaccine distribution to healthcare workers will last. The next phase to follow will expand to other essential workers and high-risk patients. This means that we do not anticipate the COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available to patients/general public until spring 2021 or later.
Until a vaccine is distributed to the general public (and even for some time after), we MUST remain vigilant. Please wear your mask, limit indoor gatherings, practice social distancing, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and stay home when you’re sick.