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Missoula County considering changes to COVID vaccination policy after state’s move to 1B+ – The Missoulian

Missoula County has gone about its vaccine distribution slightly differently than what the state has proposed.

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“If the only qualifier that you need to be eligible is age, or Native American, or people of color, that adds up,” Missoula County Health Officer Ellen Leahy said to the Missoulian on Feb. 26. “Just 70 years or older, we have 12,500 county residents and 4,000 Native American. So right there, you’ve got 16,500 people.”
State guidelines for Phase 1B+, which begin on March 8, allow for people age 60 and older to receive the vaccine. It will expand the state’s qualifying medical conditions to include…

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