Over the weekend, health systems and county public health departments worked to ramp up the number of doses administered. The focus: getting the COVID-19 vaccine to first responders and health-care workers who’ve been passed over or don’t work for a hospital system.
Health officials are still working to vaccinate people in the first, 1A, phase of vaccinations including frontline health workers. It is still unclear when vaccinations will start in the second phase which includes groups like educators, people over the age of 75 and people with pre-existing conditions.
The legislative branch of government is rapidly moving to receive the coronavirus vaccine, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi getting the shot on Friday and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying he will “in the coming days.”