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Eastern Shore moves to 'Phase 1B' for coronavirus vaccine distribution

Phase 1B includes essential frontline workers, teachers, and grocery store workers, as well as people over the age of 75.

ACCOMAC, Va. — The Eastern Shore is moving into the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations.

On Wednesday the Eastern Shore Health District announced it will start vaccinating people who qualify under "Phase 1B."

Phase 1b includes essential workers like teachers, first responders, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and people working in food, manufacturing, and government industries, among other groups.

It also includes adults who are at least 75 years old, as well as people living and working in jails, homeless shelters, and "migrant labor camps."

Many people who qualify under Phase 1B will likely get the vaccine through a clinic at work. But, if you're over the age of 75, reach out to your primary care provider or the local health department.