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AMAC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

vaccineAMAC believes the COVID-19 vaccine should be available to those who choose to receive it and objects to any federal or state directive for mandatory vaccinations. Americans who are age 65 or older, which will often include those at the highest risk for infection, should be prioritized to receive the vaccine along with frontline workers. AMAC disagrees with the CDC’s guidance that places people who are age 65 and older on a lower tier to receive the vaccine.  AMAC endorses the vaccine distribution plan in place in the state of Florida, which positions individuals who are age 65 and older in the first priority, and suggests governors across America move to adopt this blueprint. We also urge the CDC to amend their advisory to reflect Florida’s strategy for vaccine distribution.

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Fred
7 days ago

I agree that people 65 and over need this as well as frontline. But what about froneline family members??? My daughter that lives at home with me Im 56 is Hospital food server to the patients she is in their rooms everyday And my Girlfriend is a nurse. How should I be prioritized????

Dan W.
19 days ago

Agree that Americans who are age 65 or older should be prioritized to receive the vaccine along with frontline workers including health care workers, police, fire fighters and corrections officers.

However, the Florida process needs some work. Having thousands of seniors line up for for hours for hundreds of vaccines without any portable bathrooms available is not what I would call a successful distribution strategy.

Rik
19 days ago

Seniors and anyone with preexisting conditions should be first! … From what I understand about this virus, anybody who is obese is also at risk and that’s probably 40% of all the population. I refuse to take this vaccine as I refuse taking any vaccine. I am responsible for my own personal health and I don’t trust “chemicals” to protect me! … I’m 73 and have learned that by keeping my immune system clear and strong, my body can fight off flu’s and viruses. I believe in natural alternative medicines and it’s MY freedom of choice! … But then again, if the results of this Presidential election stand, I will have to fight Big Government control to protect my right of personal freedoms! … Will you?

Dan W.
19 days ago
Reply to  Rik

Agree that seniors and anyone with preexisting conditions should be first (along with frontline workers).

Unfortunately, I am stuck in the course of a medical treatment which makes my skipping the vaccine too risky. However, everyone needs to act as their own risk manager and no one should be forced to take the vaccine with the possible exception of nursing home employees.

Last edited 19 days ago by Dan W.
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