“Grocery employees say they cannot get coronavirus vaccines, whilst they assist distribute them,” the Washington Publish headline reads. However because the story makes clear, grocery employees don’t “say” they will’t get vaccines. They can’t. Except they’re aged or have comorbidities along with being grocery employees—i.e., except they’re eligible for vaccination for causes apart from being among the many front-line employees who’ve stored us all going this final almost a yr—grocery employees don’t get vaccination precedence besides in 13 states. In the meantime, pharmacies in some grocery shops are administering the vaccinations the employees can’t get.
“After all health-care employees ought to get the vaccine first, that’s not a query,” one California employee mentioned. “However how many individuals am I uncovered to in a day? A whole lot. Sick or effectively? I don’t know. Clients are available in with masks underneath their nostril, sipping their espresso as they stroll round.”
In 11 states there’s no plan to present grocery employees any precedence for vaccination, whereas in Tennessee they’re on the identical precedence degree as in a single day camp counselors.