Utahns at least 70 years old are the latest group in the state eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, but first must sign up for an appointment with their local health departments — a step that hasn’t been easy for many so far.
Some of the state’s 13 health districts are still finalizing plans for next week’s rollout to older Utahns, who follow front-line hospital and other health care workers, long-term care facility residents and staff, emergency services personnel, first responders and school personnel in getting the vaccine.
Gov. Spencer Cox lowered the age threshold from 75 to 70 years old and delegated the responsibility for vaccinations to local health districts in an effort to speed up immunizations against the deadly virus. Cox recently old the Deseret News and KSL editorial boards that basing the program on geography “simplifies the process.”
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