The Erie County Department of Health has released its COVID-19 Vaccination Response Plan. Here's when you can expect to get vaccinated.

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Erie County Department of Health officials have released details about how vaccinations will be handled in Buffalo and the surrounding towns.  The COVID-19 Vaccination Response Plan gives guidelines about how the vaccine will be distributed and the order in which groups will receive it, according to WIVB.  It will be administered in phases.

Phase 2: First responders - Police, fire, and other first responders, teachers, pharmacists, grocery store workers, and critical maintenance employees. Long-term care facilities patience.

Phase 3: People over the age of 65. People under the age of 65 with comorbidities and other health conditions that make them high-risk.

Phase 4: All other essential employees.

Phase 5: The general population.

Source: 2019-Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Plan

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The plan also specifies that open vaccination sites will be accessible by public transportation and/or have on-site parking. That's an important detail. It ensures that people don't have to pay in order to park to get their vaccine and people without a car still have access. I spoke to Dr. Gale Burstein, the Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Health about the vaccines. She understands that people may have questions and might be apprehensive, but she also wants people to understand that all of us getting vaccinated is how we'll be able to get back to life as we knew it.

You can get more information on the vaccine here:

www.erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

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