All States in America have started vaccinating everyone from 16 years of age. Alaska residents are now eligible for the next vaccine. Mike Dunleavy the governor for Alaska confirmed so on Wednesday evening. This makes it the first state to allow all of its residents access to the vaccine.
All Americans Are Eligible For The Vaccine
From the New York vaccine database, Alaska has vaccinated 16%of the population.
The commissioner of the state health department, Adam Crum assured Alaskans of the vaccine eligibility and criteria. He hoped their questions concerning the validity of the vaccine were well answered He confirmed that all were eligible for the vaccine.
Mr. Dunleavy said that the vaccine will allow Alaska to out space other states. He went ahead to encourage all Alaskans who were considering vaccinations to go ahead encouraged and get it.
The announcement came earlier as other states were rapidly allowing their populations access to vaccines. On Tuesday New York and Minnesota announced that they would grant eligibility to wide swaths of their populations.
What is the eligibility criteria
Almost all states have started vaccinating older adults widely. Some states have started offering vaccinations to younger people, too. As of early this week teachers and childcare workers have access to vaccines in all the American states.
About 2.15 million doses are being administered daily. This is according to a New York times database. The pace of vaccinations is steadily increasing with over a 61.1million people have received at least one dose of the covid 19 vaccines. About another 32million people have received the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine.
Some areas of Alaska are at 90 percent vaccination rates among the seniors, Governor Dunleavy noted thin a statement. In the Nome Census Area, over 6per cent of residents above 16 and older have received at least one shot.
“We would like our economy to g back up and running. We want to get our society back to the grind. The governor said. “We want to put this virus behind us — as far as possible, as soon as possible.”
The Pfizer vaccine is available to persons 16 and older in Alaska, while the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to persons over 18years. It was the New York Gov Andrew M. Cuomo who said on Tuesday that his state would lower its age threshold for Covid 19 vaccination on Wednesday, allowing anyone older than 60 to be vaccinated.
New York State will also open vaccination eligibility next week to most public-facing workers, including government employees, nonprofit workers, and essential building services workers. They will start to get their shots of vaccination on March 17.
New York joins a handful of other us states that allow vaccinations for all people over 60; the other majority have set their minimum age eligibility requirement at 65.
Mr. Cuomo, the New York Governor in a government except for race, noted governments expect increases in supply from the federal government. This is the reason behind expanding vaccine eligibility.
Among the workers eligible to get vaccinated next week are public works employees, social service and child service caseworkers, government inspectors, sanitation workers, election workers.
Department of Motor Vehicle employees and county clerks are also qualified to more than 1.8 million Minnesotans this week, including essential workers in industries like food service and public transit, and people 45 and older with at least one underlying medical condition. The announcement comes earlier than scheduled the governor said in a statement. Minnesota is set to reach its goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Minnesotans 65 and older this week.
In Ohio people, 50 years and above with an underlying condition have been vaccinated.