California makes plans on how COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, Calif. (KIEM)- The CDC is recommending that healthcare workers on the front line of the coronavirus battle get the first round of vaccines.

As we learn more about how the vaccines are going to get distributed in California, it looks like EMTs and paramedics are getting priority as well.

There will be a total of 327,000 vaccines in California and they are going to be distributed using a three tier system.

The first tier includes psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and similar setting, paramedics, EMTs and dialysis centers.

“I think just the nature of sacrifice in this field makes it so that we want to see everyone else protected just as much as we want to protect ourselves,” said Amy Conlin, the Community Risk Reduction Specialist at Humboldt Bay Fire. “So, we are definitely looking forward to that option being available and getting a hold on protecting our community.”

For the second and third tier, the state goes into more details about the distribution to specialty healthcare workers and other healthcare settings.