COVID Vaccine

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 11, 2020 with initial doses being distributed in accordance with CDC recommendations. Phased distribution plans are being governed by each state.

CDC prioritization for COVID vaccine

  • Phase 1a: Healthcare Personnel, Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) Residents. Employees of hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, home health, pharmacies, emergency medical services, and public health. Residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other residential care.

  • Phase 1b: Essential workers. Education sector, food & agriculture, utilities, police, firefighters, corrections officers, and transportation.

  • Phase 1c: Adults with high-risk medical conditions, ages 65+.