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Not Throwing Away My Shot — 4 Comments

  1. In my case, not only does my state have a different priority list from the feds, my county has its own priority list that’s different from both the federal and state lists. The “A” in ACIP is “advisory,” and it looks to me like their priority list is being taken as advice only.

    The county revised their list in the past week, and I’ve been moved up from phase 4 (general public) to phase 2 (at increased risk of disease but not of serious disease). That phase 2 also includes “marginalized populations” (basically people of color) plus staff and occupants of prisons and homeless shelters. This week’s revision also removed the uninsured and low-income from the list of “marginalized populations.”

    All in all, I’d estimate that Phase 2 encompasses about 40% of the county’s adult population. It’s going to be a long time before we get to Phase 3 (students, frontline workers in essential industries, and government employees, not at special risk).

    • I haven’t been able to get any real information about Minnesota’s priorities, or how they might break down at levels more local than that. According to ACIP I should be in 1-c (65 ≤ n ≤ 75). And I have a qualifying condition. But, I haven’t seen any indication that a medical condition plus age gets any priority consideration beyond the age alone.

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