COVID-19 vaccine priorities from the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) were released this past weekend which put the most vulnerable to COVID-19 as the lowest priority! Why? Why are all the least vulnerable staff (mostly all under age 65) being vaccinated first? The hospitalizations and deaths will remain high as long as the most vulnerable don’t get treatment! TDEM vaccination priorities: Phase 1: Hospital and long-term care staff, EMS, home healthcare, long-term care staff. Phase 2A: Outpatient medical staff, non-critical transport staff, health care in correctional facilities, free-standing medical and urgent care facilities, pharmacy staff, “last responders,” school nurses and teachers, Phase 2B: People over 65 or 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition.