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How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Fast Company: “….a real issue: a gap in vaccination information, and fears about what a lack of public knowledge could mean for vaccine uptake. It’s down to the states to plan vaccine distribution, and most have adopted a version of the CDC’s recommended phasing plan, to prioritize certain populations. But what’s less clear is how those states will notify residents—if at all—when it’s their turn. Some states have been more transparent, while others are purposely holding out on information so as not to create confusion or misinformation…“Because public health in this country is run locally, there’s going to be a ton of variability for how well it’s working,” says John Brownstein, chief information officer at Boston Children’s Hospitals, and a professor of biomedical informatics at Harvard. “Fifty different states, 50 different strategies.” Tara Kirk Sell, an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, says that every state has such different distribution plans, even down to the local level. “Some states are communicating a little bit better than others,” she says…”

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