February 22, 2021

Know Where You Are In COVID-19 Vaccine Line? Check Out These Resources

There was very good news on the COVID-19 vaccine front last week: some of the treatments on the market currently might be even more effective than initially thought. As The Wall Street Journal reports, an Israeli study found the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE generates robust immunity after one dose. Individuals still must receive two doses of the treatment, but the single report indicates the immune response might be more immediate than previously thought.

Practically, tens of millions of Americans and Canadians are still waiting in line to get their vaccine, however. And while winter storms have stalled shipments of the COVID-19 vaccines in several regions of the county, the Biden administration last week promised to make more doses available to the U.S. states than ever before.

How will each jurisdiction allot their portion? That decision is up to state policymakers and their local counterparts. Trying to keep up? Littler Law Firm has provided links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to vaccine rollout, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

Additionally, on Feb. 11, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched a COVID-19 Vaccines Digital Resource Center to help business leaders and trade associations navigate vaccine questions. The webpage contains state-specific information, guidance for developing an employer vaccine communication and strategy, and the latest data on vaccine safety.

In related news: as NBC News reported, the U.S. government has said individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within the past three months do not need to quarantine if they are exposed to a person who tests positive for COVID-19.