The Virginia Department of Health released a more detailed outline on Wednesday of who will be eligible for vaccinations in the next two phases of the state’s efforts. The first round of vaccinations, which Virginia is currently in, prioritizes health care workers and long-term care residents and staff.
Here’s what the next two phases will look like:
Phase 1b: Front-line essential workers, people age 75-plus, people in correctional facilities, homeless shelters and migrant labor camps
Front-line essential workers are defined in this instance as those at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure who can’t work remotely and are not health care personnel.
This is the order in which these workers will be reached out to:
Corrections and homeless shelter workers
Child care, K-12 teachers and staff
USPS and private mail carriers