COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 1b
Linn County Public Health (LCPH) will designate equal amounts of vaccine among persons 65 and older and populations vulnerable to high risk of exposure or severity of illness, beginning with identified Phase 1B Tier 1 populations.
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Eligible Phase 1B Populations
First Responder, Childcare Worker, PK-12 School Staff
On February 1, first responders (including police officers, firefighters, and child welfare social workers), education and childcare workers became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine remains in short supply and not everyone in Phase 1B will be able to get vaccine right away. It may take weeks to months for the Phase 1B populations to receive vaccine. There is no need to contact your primary care provider to set up a vaccine appointment. Eligible individuals within this population will receive their opportunity for the COVID-19 vaccine through their employer. Please direct vaccine appointment questions to your employer's management team. If you have general questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, see the FAQ's listed below or contact LCPH at (319) 892-6097.
Due to the limited supply of vaccine, vaccine will be prioritized to identified groups within Phase 1B Tier 1. Considerations for prioritization within Tier 1 include high risk of exposure, severity of illness, and ensuring sustainability of frontline workers. Additionally, Tier 1 agencies and organizations will be asked to prioritize vaccine within their organization. Vaccine will be offered to the following populations in Tier 1, in order of priority:
Tier 1 Prioritization
LCPH is compiling information from employers to help link you and your staff to agencies administering the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available. LCPH has recently developed an employer vaccine form for employers interested in offering COVID-19 vaccine to their employees.