Round two of the COVID-19 vaccinations begins March 8 with those 50 and older now at the top of the list.

The first round of COVID-19 vaccinations went out to those 65 and older, healthcare workers, first responders, those working in long term care facilities. If you fall into one of those categories and have not been vaccinated yet, make sure you are registered to receive the vaccine and if you have registered, you may want to make a follow up.

According to FOX 17, if you are 50 and older with medical conditions and disabilities you will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine March 8. Also eligible are any caregiver who cares for children with special needs or health conditions.

Just a friendly reminder, you just can't show up to get vaccinated. You must pre-register online with your health provider, Meijer, Rite Aid and any location deemed a vaccination location.

Getting your vaccine is still a slow process but if you are registered to receive yours, you will get updates via email and or text.

Some health officials worry that local health departments are not ready for the increase in vaccination patients. Most health organizations are still finishing with the folks 65 and older.

More and more continue to get the vaccine but the level the state is at now is not meeting the demand that is still out there that needs to be vaccinated.

Many people who are trying to get vaccinated are feeling they are competing with others when in reality you are just competing with a system that is new to vaccinating the entire public.

Again it is important for you to reach out to your local healthcare provider to get an appointment to get vaccinated or register with one of the many clinics and pharmacy's available across the state for COVID-19 vaccinations.

I think if everyone continues to have patience everyone will get their vaccination by the end of the year. It takes a lot of time to vaccinate an entire state of people as well as an entire country.

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