PHOENIX — Maricopa County has released new guidelines on coronavirus vaccine eligibility for essential workers as it gears up to administer Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccines this week.
County officials say priority will be given to essential workers deemed to be at the highest risk of infection, following federal guidelines.
Essential workers are considered to be in the following categories:
- Food and agriculture
- Grocery and convenience stores, and carnicerias
- US Postal Service
- Public transit
- State and local government
- Funeral homes
Maricopa County says due to prioritization of those on the front lines, not everyone in the industries will be immediately eligible for the vaccine. As supply increases, more people will become eligible.
The county is also working with multiple partners like Valley Metro, City of Phoenix, Safeway and more.