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Eligible Individuals for Vaccine Phases

CCDPH will expand to Phase 1b of the Vaccination Plan on January 25. CCDPH is currently facilitating the vaccination of approximately 100,000 people from the Phase 1a group, and anticipates completing enough of this group to begin our transition to phase 1b on January 25. We will continue to prioritize any remaining Phase 1a individuals.

Phase 1b

Persons aged 65 years and older

Frontline essential workers, defined as those workers who are essential for the functioning of society and are at highest risk of exposure, including the following:

  • First responders: Firefighters (including volunteers), Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs), 911 Dispatch (Public Safety Answering Point – PSAP), Security Personnel, School Officers. (EMS personnel are considered under Phase 1a)
  • Corrections Officers/Inmates: Jail Officers, Juvenile Facility Staff, Workers Providing In-Person Support, Inmates.
  • Food and Agriculture Workers: Processing, Plants, Veterinary Health, Livestock Services, Animal Care.
  • Postal Service Workers
  • Manufacturing Workers: Industrial production of goods for distribution to retail, wholesale or other manufacturers.
  • Grocery Store Workers: Baggers, Cashiers, Stockers, Pick-Up, Customer Service.
  • Public Transit Workers: Flight Crew, Bus Drivers, Train Conductors, Taxi Drivers, Para-Transit Drivers, In-Person Support, Ride Sharing Services.
  • Education (Congregate Child Care, Pre-K through 12th grade): Teachers, Principals, Student Support, Student Aids, Day Care Workers.
  • Shelters/Adult Day Care: Homeless Shelter, Women’s Shelter, Adult Day/Drop-In Program, Sheltered Workshop, Psycho-Social Rehab.

Phase 1a

Long-term care residents, defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as adults who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently, and staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Treatment Centers for Substance Abuse, etc.

Long-term care facility (LTCF) Staff: Nurses and Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Dentists and Hygienists, LTCF Facility Staff, Pharmacists, Mental Health Clinicians, Environmental Services Staff, Reception Staff, Medical Facility Surveyor, Dietary staff, Interpreters, Laundry & security staff.

Healthcare personnel are defined by the CDC as paid and unpaid workers in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. Inclusion in Phase 1a is not dependent upon payment for a person’s work or job title. Situations associated with higher risk of transmission include caring for COVID-19 patients.

Healthcare personnel includes:

    • Hospital Settings: Nurses & Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Pharmacists, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including Fire Departments staff acting as EMS & Air Medical Transport (Rotor & Fixed Wing), COVID Sample Lab workers, Organ Harvesters & Students on Clinical Rotations. Other workers in hospital settings at elevated risk, such as Environmental Services Staff, Reception Staff, X-Ray Technicians, Phlebotomists, Infectious Waste Workers, Dietary staff, Laundry staff, security staff, Crisis intervention staff, Interpreters, Clergy/pastoral/chaplains.
    • Non-hospital healthcare: Clinicians, such as Nurses & Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Dentists & Hygienists, Pharmacists, Plasma and Blood Donation Staff, Morticians, Public Health Nurses, Home Health, School Nurses, Optometrist, COVID Testing Staff, Dermatologist, Dialysis staff, Urgent care workers, Corrections nurses/aides, Physical/occupational/speech therapists, Vaccine clinic workers, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including Fire Departments staff acting as EMS & Air Medical Transport (Rotor & Fixed Wing).
    • Other Congregate Care: Nurses and Nursing Assistants, Physicians (MD, DO, NP, PA), Respiratory Technicians, Group Home/Residential Staff, Pharmacists, Environmental Services Staff, Reception Staff, Home Aide/Caregiver, Corrections nurses/assistants, Congregate Care Surveyor, Hospice & palliative care staff, community health workers when acting as health aid or health translator.