As corona virus gets worse, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) watches out for more plans to spread the vaccine to stop the disease-spread. This is specific to select groups of folks if/when supplies lack. Truckers, among other essential workers, could be the first recipients.
I suppose we oughta ask the age-old question: “why me?” Or rather, why them? Truckers, believe it or not, have proven very helpful during the corona virus. Shipping many essential supplies, social distancing, states away, and fighting for their rights are just a couple givens.
They, the CDC, sent out recommendations on who’d get the COVID-19 vaccine, while supplies last. Their goals, after all, in vaccine distribution are keep the society running while lessening death and illnesses. I would assume that they get plenty of tests and wear masks all the time. That would be the safest measure that the truckers could take. At least that’s what I would do, were I a trucker.
The CDC has four groups of people to be vaccinated if the vaccine dwindles.
- People 65 years and older
- People at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions
- Workers in essential and critical industries
- Healthcare personnel
The definition of “essential critical infrastructure workers” from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency shows truckers as qualifiable workers.
“Current data show that many of these [essential] workers are at increased risk for getting COVID-19. Early vaccine access is critical not only to protect them but also to maintain the essential services they provide U.S. communities,” the CDC says.
Vaccines may be sent out as early as December.