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First responders, health workers mostly vaccinated; educators, 65-and-up next

Marin was wrapping up first and second doses of the coronavirus vaccine last week for those in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine rollout plan, which generally includes health-care workers, first responders and seniors in congregate-living facilities. While Marin officials say Phase 1B won’t be rolled out locally until the end of the month — though perhaps as early as this week — the county held a mass vaccination event Jan. 17, giving nearly 1,250 teachers and school staff members their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Meanwhile, some health-care providers had already started scheduling vaccine appointments for as early as this week for others in the first tier, which includes all residents over the age of 65 and high-risk essential workers in sectors such as education, food and agriculture. Some 92 percent of Marin’s coronavirus deaths have been among seniors 65 and older.

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