Restaurants are looking forward to reopening indoor dining as counties move into the red tier, but it’s leaving many food industry workers wondering when they can get vaccinated. One major pharmacy chain is vaccinating the group right now in Sacramento County. Some Walgreens locations initially turned away some food workers, saying they were not yet eligible in the county. KCRA 3 reached out to the pharmacy chain and Sacramento County to try to clear up the confusion.The bottom line: Walgreens is part of the federal retail pharmacy vaccination program. Because of that, the chain is following state guidelines rather than local guidelines to determine who is eligible. Food and agriculture workers are currently eligible for shots under the state’s guidelines.Sacramento County says vaccinations for food and ag workers at county-run vaccine clinics are slated to begin later this month.| RELATED | COVID-19 vaccines in California: Everything you need to know

Restaurants are looking forward to reopening indoor dining as counties move into the red tier, but it’s leaving many food industry workers wondering when they can get vaccinated. One major pharmacy chain is vaccinating the group right now in Sacramento County.

Some Walgreens locations initially turned away some food workers, saying they were not yet eligible in the county. KCRA 3 reached out to the pharmacy chain and Sacramento County to try to clear up the confusion.

The bottom line: Walgreens is part of the federal retail pharmacy vaccination program. Because of that, the chain is following state guidelines rather than local guidelines to determine who is eligible. Food and agriculture workers are currently eligible for shots under the state’s guidelines.

Sacramento County says vaccinations for food and ag workers at county-run vaccine clinics are slated to begin later this month.

| RELATED | COVID-19 vaccines in California: Everything you need to know

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