Nobody really likes the idea of getting a shot. But that was back then and well.....this is now. We are still not crazy about needles but more and more people are posting about getting their vaccine. It's better to get the unpleasantness out of the way, right?

When Covid reared its ugly head about last year, we couldn't wait to get a vaccine developed. Sure enough, here we are a year later with several of them. We have had our first few phases of people going going to get their vaccinations as they are made eligible. Now that Gov. Abbott has re-opened Texas at 100% capacity starting next week.... here we sit. Waiting to see how quickly we can get everyone vaccinated and taken care of.

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The first group of individuals allowed to receive the vaccine were our front-line healthcare workers, staff and residents of long-term care facilities.

Next, they were opened up to those that were over 65 years old or people over 18 who have at least one chronic medical condition that put them in a high risk for Covid-19.

The news came out yesterday that once again they have opened it up to yet another group of candidates to go get vaccinated: teachers. I have already seen a bunch of very happy friends on Facebook.

I saw this announcement on the City of Amarillo's Facebook page:

Teachers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine!

This includes those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.
So if you are in the school system the time has come. Do expect long lines at first. Plan accordingly and get your vaccine. It is your turn and you have waited long enough. Check it out HERE for more information.

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Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

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