I’m not a fan of vaccinations and currently, I have no plans to receive any of the vaccines. But, to each his own. However, the medical community and the government of North Carolina has decided that in rationing the vaccine, the least productive in society will be among the first to receive the vaccine.
Make of that what you will, but it seems as though the workforce in our state — the ones who are locked in their homes unable to conduct business because of the mandatory shutdowns in the state — should be the among the first to get these vaccines if they do so choose.
But, according to North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, everyday workers will be … last.
The rationing schedule is broken down into phases as follows:
Phase 1 will include frontline healthcare workers, doctors, and nurses, along with prisoners and homeless people and people with two or more serious health conditions. Phase 2 will add elderly people and phase 3 will add college and K-12 students. It isn’t until phase 4 that the general population will be allowed to receive the vaccine, again, if they do so choose.