Does Covid Have a Cure


Michelle Morgan, Staff Writer

Just before her 91st birthday coming up soon, Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to be administered a COVID-19 vaccination just a few days ago. This is a milestone for the treatment of this disease, which began to make headlines in the United States in February of this year. Now that a vaccine is beginning to be used- the Pfizer vaccine- people are wondering: who will get it first? Who has the priority ranking in getting the shot?
First up to get the shot will be healthcare workers, namely those working around COVID-19 patients, and elderly people living in nursing homes or other long term living facilities. After the first tier of recipients comes essential workers, especially those who work in food and agriculture businesses, as their products come in contact with many millions of Americans every day and they are unable to work from home at all.
At this point, it is thought that the next people to receive the vaccine would be adults with medical conditions and those over 65 years of age. However, eligibility for the vaccine can change by state, since the states do not have to follow any particular order in administering vaccines. Some states may choose to vaccinate those over 65 before those in the food and agriculture industry.
The Pfizer vaccine has seen little to no side effects in adults, and is shown to be about 94% effective in treating adults, according to, No major trial studies have been done on children and younger adults, but this is a major step in the right direction for treating this deadly virus and helping to stop the spread of coronavirus across the world.