COVID-19 vaccine update as of January 4, 2021
Updated Covid-19 guidelines were released over the weekend.
Phase one of the vaccination plans are divided into three groups. See below. We will be instructed on specific guidelines as we proceed. For right now, I have no knowledge of what vaccine we will receive this week. We will receive dose 2 of the initial doses we received for Carle Richland Memorial Hospital. Whether we will be allowed to move to phase 2b with additional vaccine is yet unknown.
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Phase 1: Limited and/or scarce supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses are available. Initial efforts focus on reaching critical populations. Ensure vaccination locations selected can reach populations,
manage cold-chain requirements, and meet reporting requirements for vaccine supply and uptake. Vaccine administration strategies in Phase 1 are divided into three sub-phases:
Long-term care facility residents and staff
Persons aged 75 years and older
Frontline essential workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the State of Illinois)
Sheltered population, homeless/day programs, and inmates.
Persons aged 16 to 59 years old with high-risk medical conditions
Persons aged 65 to 74 years old
Other essential workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the State of Illinois)