California hashish staff at the moment are included within the first part of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Those who work in the California medical cannabis industry are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under the new guidelines issued by the state Department of Health last week.

These workers belong to phase 1A, the highest priority level for coronavirus vaccination. A “clarification” that the Agency deemed necessary due to “overlapping definitions in the definitions of essential health and public health workers and food and agriculture”.

The department states that Phase 1A eligibility includes individuals “at risk of direct patient exposure in environments” included on the California Main Workers List.

This “includes both clinical and non-clinical roles,” according to the Ministry of Health, as well as “workers who come into direct contact with the virus through research, development, manufacture or testing” and “workers who manufacture vaccines”, therapeutics, Devices, consumables, or personal protective equipment that aid in the COVID-19 response. “This also includes long-term care residents.

In its clarification released last Thursday, the department said cannabis industry workers are now included in 1A, while those dealing with “Food and Agriculture for Growing, Production, Storage, Transportation and Distribution” are now included in Phase 1B are.

Phase 1B includes people aged 65 and over and people who work in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.

“Medical cannabis workers should be placed in phase 1b, level 1 based on their designation in eligible essential classifications of the workforce as needed,” the department said in the guidelines.

COVID-19 vaccines in California

The introduction of vaccines in the Golden State was characterized by a constantly changing protocol and a shortage of supply.

The Sacramento Bee noted in a report released last week that, partly due to shortages and delays, the state “has changed its framework for prioritizing vaccines at least three times in just over a month, including a change that is practical went unnoticed “while adding that a” key state panel has just proposed a fourth amendment to the framework “.

“Age is now the key factor in deciding who will get the vaccine before others, while those who are homeless and incarcerated are no longer a priority,” the newspaper said. “There is also no list of other key workers, including transit workers, factory and warehouse workers, and janitors.”

To make matters worse, there was an alarming shortage of vaccine supplies, which California Governor Gavin Newsom grimly recognized on Monday.

“We need to see this increase,” Newsom said during a press conference in San Diego, as quoted by the Associated Press. “We’re going to need to get more cans into the state of California to keep these mass locations operational and keep things moving.”

The Associated Press said approximately “800,000 Californians are now fully immunized, but millions of others eligible have not yet received their first doses,” with the governor noting that “the state last week and next week was just over 1 Million vaccine doses received. The weekly dispatch will be only slightly larger. ”

Newsom was in the Bay Area on Tuesday to unveil what is believed to be the largest vaccination site in the state at Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers.

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