Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England radio personality and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.


During the pandemic, there have been people who have avoided their family and their friends. Absolutely everyone who they had contact with before March 2020 has been taken out of their life. 

They have managed to stay in their homes without their annoying little sister coming in and demanding a glass of wine and a sandwich. (I have no idea where I got that last part). 

Anyway, there is one person that they could not avoid — no way, no how. The grocery store worker. 

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According to an article at Patch.com, the grocery store worker has been "forgotten" when it comes to getting the vaccine.

Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when grocery store workers were deemed essential and had to go and interact with the public? Food is, of course, essential. There is no one who is exempt from that.

Why haven't we heard about any COVID-19 outbreaks at any of our grocery stores? At least I haven't heard of any. I would like to ask someone at the grocery store that I shop at, but I've been on hold for about 20 minutes and I'm about to hang up. Okay, onto someone else. Nope. No luck there either. One more. I got nothing but avoidance and a "he's in a meeting."

The Patch article quotes someone who works in a grocery story as saying:

We're around just as many sick people as we are around non-sick people, just like health care workers, because we are always going to be open to supply food to the public.  Health care workers are heroes in my eyes. But we are forgotten.

What do you think? Should grocery store workers be moved up in line for the COVID-19 vaccine?

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