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Politics Here's who's eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in each state

21:55  30 march  2021
21:55  30 march  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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The availability of COVID-19 vaccines is becoming more widespread, prompting states to increase the categories of residents eligible to get vaccinated.

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President Biden has directed states to make all adults eligible for a vaccine by May 1. More recently, he said he expects 90 percent of adults to be eligible for the vaccine by April 19.

Every state has opened eligibility to residents age 65 or older, certain essential workers and residents 16 or older with certain high-risk medical conditions.

Here's where each state and the District of Columbia stands on vaccine eligibility for other residents.

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Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey (R) announced the state would expand vaccine eligibility to people age 55 and older starting March 22. Those aged 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions are also eligible.

Alaska

Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) made vaccines available to anyone living or working in the state age 16 or older on March 9, becoming the first state in the nation to make COVID-19 vaccinations available to anyone 16 or older.

Arizona

Gov. Doug Ducey (R) opened COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Arizona to all residents 16 and older starting March 24.

Arkansas

Arkansas is vaccinating residents age 65 and older, along with those age 16 to 64 with certain health conditions and essential workers.

California

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will expand vaccine eligibility to Californians age 50 and older starting April 1 and all residents 16 and older on April 15.

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Colorado

Colorado is vaccinating residents age 50 and older and those age 16 and older with high-risk health conditions.

Connecticut

The state is vaccinating residents age 45 and older, along with frontline workers. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) said everyone age 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine starting April 1.

Delaware

Delaware has made those aged 50 and older and those 16 and older with high or moderate risk medical conditions eligible for the vaccine. Changes in eligibility will be made by age on April 1 based on supply.

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C., will offer vaccines to all eligible adults by May 1 and has accelerated opening eligibility for additional essential workers.

Florida

All Florida residents will become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on April 5. Residents aged 40 and older are currently eligible.

Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp (R) announced the state would expand its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on March 25 to include all Georgians aged 16 and older.

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Hawaii

The state's vaccination eligibility list includes those aged 60 and older, certain essential workers and those with certain chronic medical conditions.

Idaho

Gov. Brad Little (R) announced the state will open up vaccine eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older starting April 5. Those aged 45 and older can currently receive the vaccine.

Illinois

Illinois is set to open up eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older on April 12. The state added restaurant workers, construction workers and religious leaders on March 29.

Indiana

The state is offering the vaccine to all residents age 30 and older and will open eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older March 31.

Iowa

Eligibility in Iowa includes residents 65 and older and those 16 and older with certain medical conditions.

Kansas

Gov. Laura Kelly (D) made the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Kansans aged 16 and up on March 29, entering the final phase of the state's vaccine prioritization plan.

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The state updated its eligibility requirements to include all residents aged 40 and older on March 29.

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Louisiana

Louisiana updated its vaccine eligibility to include all adults as of March 29.

Maine


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All Maine residents age 50 and older are eligible for the vaccine. Residents age 16 and older will be eligible on April 16.

Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has opened eligibility in the state to residents aged 60 and older and plans to make all residents 16 and older eligible on April 27.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts plans to open vaccine appointments to all residents aged 55 and older and those with one medical condition on April 5. All adults will become eligible on April 19. Residents 60 and older, those living or working in low income or affordable senior housing and other workers are currently eligible.

Michigan

All Michiganders age 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine starting April 5. All residents 50 and older became eligible on March 22.

Minnesota

Minnesotans age 16 and became eligible to receive the vaccine on March 30.

Mississippi

All Mississippi residents aged 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine.

Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson (R) announced on March 18 that all Missouri adults will become eligible for the vaccine on April 9. Additional workers, along with disproportionately affected populations and homeless populations became eligible on March 29.

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Montana

Montana residents age 16 and older will become eligible to receive the vaccine on April 1. Residents age 60 and older and those 16 and up with certain medical conditions are already eligible.

Nebraska

State residents age 65 and older, essential workers and in congregate living are eligible for the vaccine, as of March 29.

Nevada

Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) announced on March 17 that all Nevadans aged 16 and older will become eligible to receive the vaccine on April 5. Those 16 or older with underlying health conditions became eligible on March 22.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire began allowing residents aged 50 and older to register for vaccinations on March 22, with appointments beginning three days later.

New Jersey

Individuals age 55 and older and those 16 and older with certain disabilities will be eligible eligible for the vaccine on April 5. Residents age 65 and older, those 16 and older with certain medical conditions and certain essential workers are currently eligible.

New Mexico

New Mexico residents age 60 and older, those age 16 and older with certain medical conditions and essential workers are eligible for the vaccine.

New York

As of March 30, all New Yorkers aged 30 and older can get vaccinated, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced. Eligibility will expand to all New Yorkers aged 16 and older on April 6.

North Carolina

Residents living in close group settings will become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on April 7.

North Dakota

North Dakota made all residents age 16 and older eligible on March 29.

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Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced in mid-March that vaccine eligibility would extend to all residents age 16 and older starting March 29.

Oklahoma

The state opened vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older on March 29.

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Oregon

All residents age 65 and older and those age 45 to 64 with certain medical conditions are eligible for the vaccine. Certain workers and those aged 16 and older who are pregnant are also eligible. The state plans to comply with federal guidance and allow all residents 16 and older to become eligible for the vaccine by May 1.

Pennsylvania

The state is currently providing vaccinations for individuals 65 and older, those 16 to 64 with certain medical conditions and certain essential workers.

Rhode Island

All residents age 60 and older, those 16 and older with certain medical conditions and some essential workers are currently eligible. Gov. Dan McKee (D) announced that all residents age 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine by the week of April 19.

South Carolina

Residents 16 and older will be eligible starting March 31. Those aged 55 and older, residents 16 and older who are at an increased risk for severe illness, frontline workers and migrant farmers in shared housing are currently eligible.

South Dakota

Residents 65 and older, people with certain underlying medical conditions, frontline workers and those in congregate settings are currently eligible. The next step is to open eligibility to everyone aged 16 and older, which the state hopes to do by May.

Tennessee

Gov. Bill Lee (R) announced that residents age 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine by April 5. Currently, residents 55 and older, essential workers and those with high-risk conditions are eligible.

Texas

All residents 16 and older Texas became eligible for the vaccine on March 29.

Utah

All residents 16 and older became eligible to make appointments on March 24.

Vermont

Residents age 50 and older, as well as those age 16 to 49 with underlying health conditions, are currently eligible. Gov. Phil Scott (R) has announced that all residents 16 and older will be eligible on April 19.

Virginia

Residents 65 and older, essential workers and individuals age 16 to 64 who have severe underlying health conditions are eligible for vaccinations.

Washington

All residents age 16 or older will be eligible for a vaccine starting May 1. Currently, anyone 65 or older and those 16 and older with high-risk health conditions are eligible.

West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice (R) opened coronavirus vaccine eligibility to all residents aged 16 and older on March 22. West Virginians who are age 65 and older will continue to be prioritized.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin is vaccinating people 65 and over, individuals at risk of severe illness from COVID-19, teachers, child-care workers and essential workers. The state anticipates opening eligibility to anyone age 16 or older on May 1.

Wyoming

The state is vaccinating residents age 50 and older.

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