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State gives new recommendations on who might receive COVID-19 vaccines next

The state of California is working on figuring out how to determine who gets the next round of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Dec 23, 2020 10:15 AM
Updated: Dec 23, 2020 10:19 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The state of California is working on figuring out how to determine who gets the next round of the COVID-19 vaccine.

There have been new recommendations from the state about who will be included in the next round of vaccines. Two of them include teachers and food workers.

Front line healthcare workers made up most of the people who received the first round of some three million vaccines along with those living and working in long-term care facilities.

Right now, the state is currently dividing up this round of eight million doses and is hoping to provide 1.4 million of those for education and childcare providers.

RELATED: Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccines doses

Action News Now spoke with one teacher from Chico High School about getting the vaccine.

Lukas Kennedy, a science teacher at the high school, says he believes in the science, stating, “As a science teacher…our department…we have been really tracking the news and reading as much as we can and being informed citizens. There is always that one in a million chance of a side effect but the numbers are really strong. There is a really low chance. I feel very confident and I am proud of the scientific community for producing this vaccine. I look forward to taking it.”

Another 3.4 million vaccines will potentially be provided to those working in the food industry, including restaurant and grocery store workers.

Action News Now asked one restaurant employee, Janeth Ramos, about whether she would take the vaccine if it were provided to her.

She said, “I’m open to taking it myself. At first, I was kind of skeptical because I have heard that there were symptoms and that people were getting sick so that’s scary. At the same time, I feel like I’m open to it because I also heard from nurses that I know myself who have taken it and they have been okay with it.”

The state hopes to have everyone in these groups vaccinated by spring.

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San Bernardino2587421561
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Orange2178492546
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Kern87240572
Fresno83591968
Sacramento816871128
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Monterey36464255
San Mateo33207309
San Francisco29665274
Solano26191108
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25380486
Merced24570316
Sonoma24262242
Kings19588148
Placer17584186
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13585151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10852138
Shasta9750123
Butte9582128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa773145
Lassen519916
San Benito504246
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323874
Mendocino319232
Amador303631
Lake264631
Humboldt245825
Glenn195520
Colusa17969
Calaveras163723
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
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Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
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