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Reach out to state health departments to determine next steps in COVID-19 vaccination planning

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered guidance for states on how to prioritize vaccination, but it is up to local health officials to make final determinations on priorities and timelines for vaccine rollout.

Louisiana started Monday vaccinating individuals 70 and older, as well as home health services patients and staff, according to the state health department. Vaccine supply is low, reports The Advocate.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that home care and hospice workers can begin getting vaccinated next week, reports NBC News.

Agencies looking to get staff vaccinated and those looking to administer the vaccine to Medicare beneficiaries should contact their state health department for registration requirements.

The CDC has reported that more than 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed across the U.S. as of Jan. 2, but less than 4.23 million doses have been administered.

See the latest vaccine data at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations.