As the vaccine distribution efforts continue across the US, states have come up with a variety of plans for vaccine prioritization and distribution.
In the table below, we have gathered information about vaccine eligibility for unpaid family caregivers in each state.  You can sort the table and also search within it to easily find the information that you’re looking for.
This table was last updated on April 12, 2021.
StateCaregiver Eligibility InformationMore Information
AlabamaNot specifically mentioned, however, all individuals age 16 and older are now eligible.
AlaskaPeople who assist someone 65 years of age or older in getting a vaccination are eligible to be vaccinated at the same time. Both the senior and the person providing assistance will need to schedule an appointment at the same location and time. The person assisting does not need to meet other eligibility requirements to receive the vaccine.

Workers in health care settings including people who stay home to provide healthcare for a medically fragile person. Eligible individuals provide daily support related to an individual’s activities of daily living (i.e., bathing, dressing, eating) and instrumental activities of daily living (i.e., shopping, laundry, light housework).
ArizonaNot specifically mentioned, but all Arizonans 16 and older can now be vaccinated at state-run sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties.
ArkansasPaid/unpaid Caregivers, including Development Disability Services waiver are now eligible under 1-C.
CaliforniaFamily member caregivers of regional center consumers with direct risk of COVID-19 exposure who care for regional center consumers at high risk of COVID-19 complications and related fatalities including the following conditions: cerebral palsy, down syndrome, epilepsy, and individuals who have specialized health care needs, including dependence upon ventilators, oxygen, and other technology are eligible. This does not include other family members within the same household who do not provide direct care to the regional center consumer.  Eligible family members must obtain documentation from their regional centers, verifying the qualifying condition of the family member cared for and caregiver status.
ColoradoUnlicensed care providers and family members providing care are eligible as health care providers.
ConnecticutUnpaid people serving in healthcare settings.
DelawareUnpaid caregivers are not currently included, but everyone 16 and older is now eligible.
District of ColumbiaNot specifically mentioned, but all DC residents 16 and older are now eligible.
FloridaNot specifically mentioned, but all Florida residents 18 years and older are now eligible.
GeorgiaAdults aged 65+ and their caregivers are eligible; additionally, Georgia has opened eligibility to everyone 16 and older.
HawaiiNot specifically mentioned, but individuals 16 and older are now eligible.
Idaho"Healthcare workers" does NOT include adult family members who provide in-home personal care for adults 65 years of age and older or for other adults or children with high-risk medical conditions. However, anyone age 16 or older who lives or works in Idaho is now eligible.
IllinoisCaregivers are now included in group 1A along with other health care workers.
IndianaNot currently included in vaccine eligibility, but all Indiana residents age 16 and older are now eligible.
IowaNot specifically mentioned, however, all Iowans 16 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine.
KansasHome care givers (paid or unpaid) are eligible.
KentuckyNot specifically mentioned, but Kentucky residents age 16 and older are now eligible.
LouisianaUnpaid family caregivers to people who are receiving licensed home and community-based services are eligible. Additionally, anyone 16 years and older is now eligible.
MaineNot specifically mentioned, but Maine residents age 50 and older are now eligible
MarylandNot currently included in vaccine eligibility, but Marylanders 16 and older are now eligible.
MassachusettsNot specifically mentioned.
MichiganCaregiver family members and guardians age 16 years and older of children with special health care needs may be vaccinated at this time. Special health care needs include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity
MinnesotaPrimary caregivers for people with complex medical needs or disabilities are currently eligible.
MississippiIn-home caregivers do NOT fall into current eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, however, all Mississippians age 16 and older are now eligible.,22816,420,976.html#eligible
MissouriFamily caregivers often serve in the role of an unpaid healthcare worker, providing in-home care to those at an increased risk for severe illness as a result of COVID-19.  These family and household members serve in a role to meet the daily care needs of an adult unable to complete those tasks independently or for a child with specialized medical needs.  As unpaid healthcare providers, these caregivers are currently eligible to receive the vaccine.
MontanaNot specifically mentioned, however, all Montanans 16 and older are currently eligible.
NebraskaNot specifically mentioned, but anyone 16 and older is now eligible.
NevadaCaregivers are not explicitly included in priority groups outside of what their age, profession or personal health conditions entail. However, all Nevadans 16 and older are now eligible.
New HampshireFamily caregivers of a medically vulnerable person 16 years of age or younger qualify. Additionally, all residents age 16 and older now qualify.
New JerseyUnpaid workers like health professional students, trainees, volunteers, and essential caregivers are eligible as healthcare workers.
New MexicoNow eligible, as "Frontline essential workers" in Phase 1B.
New YorkNot specifically mentioned, but New Yorkers age 16 and older are eligible.
North CarolinaHome caregivers providing regular medical care to medically fragile children and adults are considered healthcare workers.
North DakotaNot specifically mentioned, but residents age 16 and older are now eligible.
OhioNot specifically mentioned, but residents age 16 and older are now eligible.
OklahomaUnpaid/family caregivers do not fall into a separate group. Some, perfectly healthy individuals that do not work in an essential industry (Phase 3) may fall into Phase 4, but otherwise, they would be categorized based on health status or other occupation. All Oklahomans age 16 and older are now eligible.
OregonPaid or unpaid caregivers (including parents or foster parents) of medically fragile children or adults who live at home are currently eligible.
PennsylvaniaUnpaid caregivers for an elderly person or a person with a disability in a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) program are eligible. All Pennsylvanians 16 and older will be eligible on 4/13.
Puerto RicoNot specifically mentioned, but residents 16 and older are now eligible.
Rhode IslandCommunity and family caregivers are eligible.
South CarolinaHome caregivers for children who have a tracheostomy, are ventilator-dependent or who have a Medically Complex Children's Waiver are eligible in Phase 1a. The Medically Complex Children’s Waiver (MCC) is a statewide program to serve children who meet either Nursing Facility or Intermediate Care Facility-Intellectually Disabled level of care and medical criteria. Requires a medical provider’s signed attestation to confirm caregiver meets criteria.

Additionally, all South Carolinians 16 years and older are now eligible.
South DakotaNot specifically mentioned, but all South Dakotans 16 years and older are now eligible.
TennesseeCaregivers of children with high-risk health conditions are now eligible in phase 1C. Additionally, all adults in Tennessee are now eligible.
TexasNot specifically mentioned, but all residents age 16 and older are now eligible.
Utah Family caregivers are not eligible based on their caregiving status. All Utahns age 16 and older are now eligible.
VermontParents and caregivers of children with high-risk health conditions are now eligible, as are people 50 years and older.
Additionally, if you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine.
VirginiaPrimary caregivers for persons with severe chronic medical conditions or with intellectual or developmental disabilities requiring a high level of daily care are eligible.
WashingtonEligible caregivers (licensed, unlicensed, paid, unpaid, formal, or informal) who support the daily, functional and health needs of another individual who is at highrisk for COVID-19 illness due to advanced age, long-term physical condition, co-morbidities, or development or intellectual disability. For the caregiver to be eligible, the care recipient: Must be someone who needs caregiving support for their daily, functioning, and health needs. Can be an adult or minor child. For dependent minor children, the caregiver is eligible if that child has an underlying health condition or disability that puts them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness. For example: a caregiver of a minor child with Down syndrome.
West VirginiaCaretakers of those with congenital or acquired disease are now eligible.
WisconsinPaid and unpaid caregivers of children and adults enrolled in long term care programs are eligible under phase 1a. Additionally, everyone in Wisconsin age 16 and older is now eligible.
WyomingCaregivers who are caring for a person who is at high risk of COVID-19 illness as defined in Phase 1b groups and cannot receive the vaccine and caregivers of those defined in Phase 1b who are the primary caregiver are eligible now in phase 1b.

Everyone 16 and older is now eligible.
The data in this table is based on publicly available information – in some cases, a vaccine distribution plan does not explicitly or clearly define eligibility of unpaid caregivers, as noted in the table.
The table will be updated weekly on Mondays as states continue to expand eligibility.