Giving it Our Best Shot – Statewide Vaccination Plans (UPDATED)

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Vaccine approval and administration are the next steps in the fight against COVID-19. As with nearly everything about this pandemic, guidance and action plans vary by jurisdiction, and are constantly evolving. To that end, this chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

This chart is not all-inclusive and does not cover municipalities, some of which have issued their own guidance. Nor does the chart include vaccine provider registration procedures or industry-specific guidance. The purpose of the below information is to give employers a general idea of what vaccine-related actions various jurisdictions are taking.

In addition, this post does not address other significant issues related to employee vaccinations, including potential wage and hour, discrimination, and privacy concerns. As a result, employers should consult with counsel for details on additional orders that may apply to their operations and for guidance on related legal questions.

Littler has created the COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit for Employees of Healthcare & Long-Term Care Facilities to assist healthcare employers with an array of vaccine-related issues in the workplace. A non-healthcare version of this Vaccination Toolkit will be available for employers in early January.

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Jurisdiction

Basic Phases

Vaccination Website and/or Distribution Plan links

Federal

Phase 1a: the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that priority be given to healthcare personnel; long-term care facility residents.

Phase 1b: frontline essential workers; persons ages 75+.

Phase 1c: persons ages 65-74; persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions; essential workers not included in Phase 1b.

Phase 2: all people 16+ not in Phase 1, who are recommended for vaccination.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination website

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Operational Guidance for Jurisdictions Playbook

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine (rev. 12/3/2020)

CDC Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS)

FDA COVID-19 Vaccination website

FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19: Guidance for Industry (rev. 10/2020)

FDA Development and Licensure of Vaccines to Prevent COVID-19: Guidance for Industry (rev. 6/2020)

EEOC Guidance on EEO law and vaccinations

ACIP COVID-19 Vaccines Work Group Meeting PowerPoint (12/20/2020)

ACIP Recommendations for Phases 1b and 1c (12/21/2020)

Communication Toolkit for Migrants, Refugees, and Other Limited-English-Proficient Populations (rev. 12/22/2020)

Alabama

Phase 1a: clinical and non‐clinical frontline health workers in hospitals, nursing homes, or those providing in‐home or mental health care directly; some outpatient settings also qualify; workers in other healthcare settings providing services with a risk of exposure to fluids and aerosols.

Phase 1b: essential workers at highest risk for work related exposure (first responders, corrections officers, food and agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education or childcare sector; persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID 19 associated morbidity and mortality.

Phase 1c: essential workers not recommended for vaccination in Phase 1b; persons in identified age groups at risk for COVID 19 associated morbidity and mortality not included in Phase 1b; persons with high-risk medical conditions.

Phase 2: general population not included in earlier phases.

Website: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/covid19/vaccine.html

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 11/6/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Alabama COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan (rev. 12/23/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination Provider Support site and Enrollment Portal

Alaska

Phase 1a, Tier 1: hospital-based frontline health care workers and hospital personnel who are frequently exposed to COVID-19 patients; long-term care facility staff and residents.

Phase 1a, Tier 2: frontline EMS and fire service personnel providing medical services; community health aides/practitioners; healthcare workers providing vaccinations.

Phase 1a, Tier 3: workers in healthcare settings at highest risk of contracting COVID-19 who are essential to the healthcare infrastructure and who regularly provide health care services that cannot be postponed or provided remotely. 

Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/epi/id/pages/COVID-19/vaccine.aspx

Alaska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Alaska Vaccine Allocation Advisory Committee Recommendations (rev. 12/17/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Arizona

Phase 1A: healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; healthcare support occupations; skilled nursing facility residents; assisted living, independent living, HUD senior housing; DES group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and ICF-IIDs, and staff.

Prioritized Phase 1B: adults 75 and older; education and childcare providers; protective service occupations.

Phase 1B: adults with high-risk medical conditions living in shelters or other congregate living settings; education and childcare providers; protective service occupations; power and utility workers; food and agriculture related occupations; transportation and material moving occupations; state and local government workers that provide critical services for continuity of government; other essential workers.

Phase 1C: adults with underlying medical conditions; adults 65+; adults living in congregate settings.

Arizona COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 12/14/2020)

Gov. Ducey Executive Order 11/18/2020

Gov. Ducey Executive Order 12/30/2020 (requires the state health department to direct allocation and distribution of the vaccine rather than permitting counties to develop their own plans)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/2020)

Arizona Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee (VAPAC) COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Recommendations (rev. 12/28/2020)

Phase 1B Essential Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Request Form

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Arkansas

Phase 1-A: at-risk healthcare workers, first responders, and essential government leaders.

Phase 1-B: essential workers who are at increased risk of infection, executive and legislative branch employees, and elected officials.

Phase 1-C: individuals 65 and older and those with chronic conditions.

Phase 2: other members of Phase 1 groups; additional healthcare employees in clinics, dentists’ offices and pharmacies; utility, transportation, grocery store, food processing and manufacturing employees; university employees; residents of long-term care and other congregate-living facilities.

Phase 3: remaining population.

Website: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/covid-19-vaccination-plan

Arkansas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination Phased Plan (rev. 12/15/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Program Provider Agreement and Enrollment

California

Phase 1A: persons at risk of virus exposure through their work in any role in direct healthcare or long-term care settings; residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar long-term care settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals.

NOTE: the state has also proposed several variations for subprioritization during Phase 1A, summarized here.

Website: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID-19Vaccine.aspx

California COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Planning Questions and Answers

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Resources

Colorado

Phase 1A: highest risk healthcare workers and individuals.

Phase 1B: moderate risk healthcare workers and responders.

Phase 2: higher risk individuals and essential workers.

Phase 3: general public.

Website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid-19-vaccine-development-and-planning

Colorado COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Connecticut

Phase 1a: healthcare personnel who are actively risking exposure to COVID-19 in their current work, including home health providers; school nurses; dentists; students doing clinical rotations.

Phase 1b: critical workforce; other congregate settings; adults 65 and older; high-risk individuals under 65.

Phase 2: individuals under 18; all remaining over 18.

Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/15/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/27/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Employers - steps employers must take to ensure access to vaccine for employees and communicate vaccine information

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Vaccine Advisory Group

Delaware

Phase 1a: residents of long-term care facilities and high-risk workers with routine exposure to infected individuals/materials in health/patient care settings.

Phase 1b: frontline essential workers; adults 65 and older.

Remaining Phase 1: persons ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions; residents and staff of high-risk congregate settings; other essential workers.

Phase 2a: persons ages 50-64; persons ages 16-49 with moderate risk medical conditions; other congregate settings; essential workers not vaccinated in Phase 1.

Phase 3: persons ages 16-49; essential workers not vaccinated in Phase 2.

Phase 4: anyone who did not have access to vaccination during previous phases.

Website: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/

Delaware COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 12/9/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Allocation Framework (rev. 12/29/2020)

Vaccine Planning Checklist for Employers (rev. 12/18/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Survey For Organizations With Essential Workforce

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

District of Columbia

Phase 1A: workforce in acute care hospitals, specialty care hospitals, long-term care facilities, intermediate care facilities, EMS, front-line public health, home health aides, outpatient settings, dental settings, and pharmacy settings; residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and longer-term psychiatry inpatients.

Phase 1B: law enforcement, public safety, teachers and staff, childcare providers, grocery store workers, community outreach workers, correction workers, public transit workers, manufacturing, U.S. postal service workers, and those in agriculture; residents 75 and older and those in intermediate care facilities, group homes, or other higher-risk congregate settings.

Phase 1C: transportation and logistics, food service, housing construction, other government essential workers, finance, IT & communication, energy, media, legal, water, or other sectors; residents 65 and older and those with high-risk medical conditions.

Website: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccine

District of Columbia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 11/27/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary

Phase 1 Vaccine Prioritization Guidance (rev. 12/28/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Agreement and FAQ

Florida

Phase 1: long-term care facility residents and staff; persons 65 and older; healthcare personnel with direct patient contact. Hospital providers are also authorized to vaccinate those they deem to be extremely vulnerable to COVID-19.

Website: https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida/

Florida COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Provider Information and Enrollment

Gov. DeSantis 12/23/2020 Executive Order re Phase 1 Priority Populations

Georgia

Phase 1-A: workers in healthcare settings; adults age 65 and older; first responders, firefighters, law enforcement personnel.

Phase 1-B: law enforcement and first responders not included in Phase 1-A; critical workforce employees.

Phase 1-C: people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness not already vaccinated.

Website: https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine

Georgia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.3, 12/7/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/15/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

Hawaii

Phase 1a: essential healthcare workers.

Phase 1b: essential workers.

Phase 1c: individuals 65 and older and adults with high-risk medical conditions.

Phase 2: K-12 teachers and school staff as well as those in essential industries; those with underlying health conditions; those in homeless shelters or group homes with physical or mental disabilities and workers who serve them also fall into this category; adults 65 and older.

Phase 3: employees in industries or occupations not in the previous groups that are considered essential but face increased risk of exposure; young adults 18 to 22 years old and children from newborn to 17 years old.

Phase 4: all Hawaii residents who did not fall in any of the other priority groups.

Website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/vaccine/

Hawaii COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Idaho

Phase 1a: healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. 

Phase 1b: essential workers; adults age 75 and older.

Other priority populations for initial COVID-19 vaccination may include: people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including those with underlying medical conditions and people age 65 and older.

Website: https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

Idaho COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 10/19/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 12/31/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment FAQ

Illinois

Phase 1a: healthcare personnel; long-term care facility residents.

Phase 1b: essential frontline workers; persons age 75 and older; sheltered population, homeless/day programs, inmates.

Phase 1c: adults ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions; adults ages 65-74.

Phase 2: workers in industries and occupations important to the functioning of society; people with moderate comorbid conditions.

Phase 3: young adults ages 18-30; children.

Website: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccination-plan

Illinois SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Planning Guide (v.3.0, 12/4/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine FAQ

No COVID-specific vaccine provider portal available. Providers must enroll in the Illinois Comprehensive Automated Immunization Registry Exchange (I-CARE).

Indiana

Phase 1-A: all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings.

Phase 1-B:  individuals who are at particular risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19.

Phase 2:  individuals who are at elevated risk of transmission of the disease because of working or living circumstances.

Phase 3: general public vaccination.

Website: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/vaccine/index.htm

Indiana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and Executive Summary (rev. 10/20/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 12/12/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Iowa

Phase 1-A: paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials; long-term care facility residents and staff.

Phase 1-B: persons living in residential care facilities, assisted living programs, elder group homes, and independent living facilities; people 65 and older; people involved in essential functions of society and cannot socially distance in the workplace; adults with high-risk medical conditions who possess risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness.

Website: https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus/Vaccine

Iowa COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 12/4/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 11/20/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information Brief (rev. 12/3/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Kansas

Phase 1A: healthcare workers who treat COVID-patients.

Phase 1B: other essential workers, nursing home residents, individuals 65+, high-risk groups.

Website: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/284/COVID-19-Vaccine

Kansas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1.2, 11/4/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Weekly Vaccine Update (11/25/2020)

Kentucky

Phase 1a: healthcare personnel in clinical settings; long-term care/assisted living facilities residents and staff.

Phase 1b: persons ages 70 and older; first responders; K-12 school personnel.

Phase 2: critical workers in high-risk settings or workers who are in industries essential to the functioning of society and have a higher risk of exposure; people with underlying conditions that put them at a "moderately" higher risk; people in homeless shelters or group homes for individuals with disabilities, including serious mental illnesses or other physical disabilities; people in prisons, jails, detention centers or similar facilities; all older adults not included in Phase 1.

Phase 3: young adults, children; workers in industries important to the functioning of society, not included in Phase 1 or 2.

Phase 4: All other individuals not included in the first three phases.

Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-covid-vaccine

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ (rev. 11/25/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Louisiana

Priority Group 1-A: healthcare workers at Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals; staff and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities; Emergency Medical Services employees and firefighters.

Priority Group 1-B, Tier One: schools of allied health students, residents and staff; end-stage renal disease facility personnel and patients; home agency patients and personnel; ambulatory and outpatient healthcare personnel; persons age 70 and older.

Priority Group 1-B, Tier Two: health-related support personnel; essential governmental response personnel; judiciary personnel; Department of Homeland Security personnel, National Guard (non-COVID deployed), federal intelligence and security personnel, military personnel; first responders not covered in Phase 1A; corrections officers and jailers; medical transportation services; homeless shelter and other congregate group home/center staff; K-12 school and daycare personnel; food processing and agricultural workers; postal personnel; public transit workers; grocery store workers and others deemed frontline essential workers.

Website: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/4042

Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccine Provider Worksite Survey and Enrollment

Maine

Phase 1a: high-risk workers in healthcare facilities; nursing home/long-term care residents.

Phase 1b: first responders; those with comorbid and underlying conditions; older adults living in congregate or overcrowded settings.

Phase 2: critical risk workers; older adults not included in Phase 1; teachers and school staff; incarcerated adults and correctional facility personnel.

Phase 3: workers in industries essential to the functioning of society and at increased risk of exposure not included in Phase 1 or 2; children and young adults.

Phase 4: remaining population.

Website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/immunization/covid-19-providers/index.shtml

Maine COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Provider Portal

Maryland

Phase 1A: healthcare workers; residents and staff of long-term care facilities; first responders.

Phase 1B: people at significantly higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Phase 2: people in critical, essential infrastructure roles; people at moderately higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Phase 3: general population.

Website: https://covidlink.maryland.gov/content/vaccine/

Maryland COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ (rev. 10/26/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Portal (ImmuNet)

Massachusetts

Phase 1: healthcare workers doing direct and COVID-facing care; long-term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities; first responders; congregate care settings; home-based healthcare workers; healthcare workers doing non-COVID facing care.

Phase 2: those with comorbidities; early education and K-12 faculty and staff; transit, grocery, utility, food and agriculture, sanitation, public works and public health workers; vaccine development workers; food pantry workers; rideshare providers; convenience store workers; adults 65 and older.

Phase 3: general public.

Website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/preparing-for-a-covid-19-vaccine

Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/20)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Distribution Priority Outline

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Michigan

Phase 1A Priority 1: emergency medical service providers; general medical floor; emergency department; intensive care units.

Phase 1A Priority 2:  other medical workers.

Phase 1B: other essential workers.

Phase 1C: high-risk individuals.

Phase 2: Individuals 18 and older who did not otherwise fit into the earlier groups for whom the vaccine is recommended.

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_103214---,00.html

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 11/2/2020)

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance (rev. 12/13/2020)

Vaccine Provider Guidance and Educational Resources

Minnesota

Phase 1: healthcare personnel, emergency responders, those involved with community testing; residents of skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes; those with intellectual disabilities and other adult residents living in residential care facilities.

Website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/vaccine.html

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/21/2020)

Phase 1a Guide

Vaccine Provider Registration

Mississippi

Phase 1a: healthcare personnel who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and are unable to work from home; first responders.

Phase 1b: Mississippi National Guard; other critical workers; emergency and law enforcement personnel not included in Phase 1-A, food packaging and distribution workers, teachers/school staff, childcare providers; adults 65+; people with underlying medical conditions that are risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness.

Website: https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,71,975.html

Mississippi COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/22/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination Planning PPT

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Missouri

Phase 1A: healthcare personnel and staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B: essential workers; individuals at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness; first responders.

Phase 2: populations at increased risk.

Phase 3: all Missouri residents.

Website: https://covidvaccine.mo.gov/

Missouri COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 11/11/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Montana

Phase 1A: frontline healthcare workers; long-term care facility staff and residents; healthcare workers with direct patient contact or virus exposure.

Phase 1B: persons age 75+; individuals residing in congregate care and corrections facilities; Native Americans and people of color who may be at elevated risk for COVID-19 complications; frontline essential workers.

Phase 1C: persons age 65+; persons ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions; essential workers.

Phase 2: all remaining persons over 16.

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusvaccine

Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1.2, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Proposed Allocation Plan (rev. 12/24/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Nebraska

Phase 1A: healthcare personnel excluding staff who are working remotely or do not provide patient care; long-term care facility residents and staff.

Phase 1B: essential critical infrastructure workforce; people age 75 and older.

Phase 1C: medically vulnerable populations; people ages 65-74.

Phase 2: general population.

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.aspx

Nebraska COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 12/7/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Phase 1A Allocation Recommendations (rev. 12/14/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 12/22/2020)

Nevada

Phase 1: healthcare personnel; people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19; people 65 and older; essential/critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 2: critical populations who were not yet vaccinated; general population.

Nevada COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and Executive Summary (v.2, 12/1/2020)

Employer Vaccine Sign Up (state and Clark County)

New Hampshire

Phase 1a: high-risk health workers; moderate-risk health workers; first responders; residents of long-term care facilities, skilled nursing, and assisted living facilities; COVID-19 responders.

Phase 1b: people with underlying or comorbid conditions that put them at high risk for severe infection; older adults living in congregate or overcrowded settings.

Phase 2: K-12 teachers, school staff, childcare workers; critical workers in high risk settings; staff and residents of congregate living; correctional and detention facilities; older adults not included in Phase 1; people with underlying or comorbid conditions that put them at moderately higher risk for severe COVID-19.

Phase 3: workers in industries and occupations important to the functioning of society who were not included in Phase 1 or 2; children and young adults.

Phase 4: general population.

Website: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/vaccination-planning.htm

New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/30/20)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Guidelines for Phase 1a (rev. 12/24/2020)

Vaccination Planning FAQ (rev. 12/18/2020)

Vaccine Provider Agreement

New Jersey

Phase 1A: healthcare workers who may have direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials; long-term care residents and staff.

Phase 1B: essential workers.

Phase 1C: adults 65 and older; adults with underlying medical conditions.

Refer to the Vaccine Priority Groups document for lists of examples of healthcare workers, other essential workers, adults at higher risk, and others at higher risk.

All individuals, regardless of age, shall be enrolled in the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS) prior to or concurrent with receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination in New Jersey.

Website: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 12/15/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 12/15/2020)

Gov. Murphy Executive Order 12/4/2020

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan At-A-Glance (rev. 11/2/2020)

Expectations for Population Prioritization at Hospital-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Points of Dispensing (12/10/2020)

Vaccine Priority Groups

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

Frequently Asked Questions

New Mexico

Early Phase 1: healthcare workers who have direct contact with COVID-positive patients; healthcare workers who work in settings with a high risk of spreading the virus to vulnerable populations.

Late Phase 1: residents of other group care settings; other healthcare workers and healthcare providers.

Website: https://cv.nmhealth.org/covid-vaccine/

New Mexico COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Provider Portal

Individuals may pre-register to schedule a vaccination appointment. Employers may submit a list of employees to schedule their appointments.

New York

Phase 1: healthcare workers in patient care settings; long-term care facility workers who regularly interact with residents; most at-risk long-term care facility patients; urgent care center employees; personnel administering COVID-19 vaccinations; residents of OASAS facilities.

Phase 2: first responders; teachers/school staff; childcare providers; public health workers; other essential frontline workers that regularly interact with public or maintain critical infrastructure; other long-term care facility patients and those living in other congregate settings; individuals in general population deemed particularly high risk due to comorbidities and health conditions.

Phase 3: individuals 65+; other high-risk individuals.

Phase 4: all other essential workers.

Phase 5: healthy adults and children.

Website: https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine

New York COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Gov. Cuomo 10/18/2020 Press Release Including Vaccine Prioritization Matrix

Vaccine Provider Information and Registration

North Carolina

Phase 1a: every health care worker at high risk for exposure to COVID-19; long-term care staff and residents.

Phase 1b: in order of priority: adults age 75 and older; healthcare workers and frontline essential workers age 50 and older; corrections officers, food and agricultural workers, U.S. Postal Service workers, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, and those who work in the education sector, as well as child care workers; health care workers and frontline essential workers of any age.

Phase 2: in order of priority: adults ages 65-74; adults under age 65 with one chronic condition that puts them at risk of severe illness as defined by the CDC; anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function; essential workers not yet vaccinated.

Phase 3:  college and university students; people age 16 and older (children under 16 will receive vaccine when approved for that age group); those employed in jobs that are critical to society and at lower risk of exposure.

Phase 4: remainder of population.

Website: https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/about-covid-19/vaccines

North Carolina COVID-19 Vaccination Plan with Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

NCDHHS COVID-19 Vaccine Update and FAQ (rev. 11/18/20)

Phase 1a Fact Sheet (rev. 12/22/2020)

Phase 1b Fact Sheet (rev. 12/30/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

North Dakota

Phase 1A: healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents.

Phase 1B, in order of priority: persons age 75 and older; persons ages 65-74 with two or more high-risk medical conditions; staff and residents of corrections facilities, shelters, and similar congregate settings; persons age 65 and older with one high-risk medical condition; persons age 65 and older with or without high-risk medical conditions; persons with two or more high-risk medical conditions regardless of age; childcare workers; preschool and K-12 workers, including support staff, bus drivers, nutritional workers, custodians, etc.

Phase 1C, in order of priority, and does not include those able to telework: National Guard not previously covered; workers enabling access to human food (not including restaurant workers); public safety dispatchers; manufacturing related to the development or supply of COVID-19 vaccine; other healthcare/public health workers not included in 1A; free-standing clinical laundries; public transit; blood bank workers not previously vaccinated; IT workers; all other essential workers as defined by CISA guidelines.

Website: https://www.health.nd.gov/covid-19-vaccine-information

North Dakota COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 12/11/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Prioritization Phases (rev. 12/31/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics FAQ

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Ohio

Phase 1A: healthcare personnel routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients; nursing home and assisted living facility residents and staff; patients and staff at psychiatric hospitals; residents and staff of group homes or facilities for people with intellectual disabilities or mental illness; residents and staff at veterans’ homes; EMS responders.

Phase 1B: people age 65+; people with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders; adults who work in schools.

Website: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-program

Ohio COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

Oklahoma

Phase 1:  long-term residents and staff; healthcare workers providing direct inpatient COVID care; public health staff conducting front-line COVID-19 pandemic mitigation and control activities; emergency medical responders.

Phase 2: other first responders; healthcare workers providing direct COVID outpatient care and services; adults 65 and older, and adults of any age with comorbidities; staff and residents in congregate locations and worksites; certain manufacturing facilities with limited social distancing capacity who are critical to the maintenance of the food supply; public health staff supporting front-line efforts, officials critical to maintain continuity of governmental operations and services; teachers and support staff.

Phase 3: students, residents and administrative staff in educational settings; critical infrastructure personnel.

Phase 4: open to all Oklahoma residents.

Website: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/vaccine-info

Oklahoma COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/14/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/20/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Population Framework for Oklahoma (rev. 12/8/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Oregon

Phase 1A: hospitals; urgent care; skilled nursing and memory care facility healthcare providers and residents; tribal health programs; EMS providers and other first responders; other long-term care facilities and congregate care sites; hospice programs; mobile crisis care and related services; secure transport; individuals working in a correctional setting; outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in-home care; day treatment services; non-emergency medical transport; all other outpatient; public health and early learning sites; death care workers.

Phase 1B: other essential workers; people at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Website: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-covid-vaccine

Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1.1, 11/6/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Phase 1a Vaccine Plan and Sequencing (rev. 12/18/2020)

Vaccine Provider Information Portal

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 12/30/2020)

Pennsylvania

Phase 1A: COVID-19-facing healthcare personnel; long-term care facilities.

Phase 1B: first responders; critical workers who cannot work remotely or maintain social distancing; people with specified underlying health conditions; adults 65+; residents of congregate settings and individuals receiving home and community-based services not otherwise specified as a long-term care facility.

Phase 2: critical workers and people with underlying health conditions not included in Phase 1.

Phase 3: ensuring the entire population will have access to the vaccine.

Website: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.3, 12/11/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/23/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Information and Enrollment

Puerto Rico

Phase 1A: healthcare workers in high-risk settings.

Phase 1B: long-term care facility residents; adults 65+; other essential healthcare workers; first responders; critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 2: people with underlying medical conditions, in detention/correctional facilities, living and working in congregate settings, experiencing homelessness or living in shelters; higher education students; those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Website: https://www.vacunatepr.com/proveedor-y-distribuidor-de-vacunas

Puerto Rico COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Phase Chart rev. 12/15/2020

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment (Spanish)

Rhode Island

Phase 1A: high-risk healthcare workers and first responders.

Phase 1B: people with significant comorbid conditions and older adults in congregate or overcrowded settings.

Phase 2: K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare providers; critical workers in high-risk settings; people with moderate comorbid conditions; people in homeless shelters or group homes and staff; incarcerated or detained people and facility staff; all older adults.

Phase 3: young adults; children; workers in industries important to the functioning of society.

Website: https://health.ri.gov/covid/vaccine/

Rhode Island COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 12/23/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

South Carolina

Phase 1a: those performing direct medical care to suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19 patients; ancillary staff directly interacting with suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19 patients; emergency room staff, suspected and/or confirmed COVID-19 patients; medical first responders and hospital transport personnel; those providing direct medical care in correctional facilities; those providing direct medical care in dialysis and infusion centers; workers in outpatient medical settings frequently treating persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection; workers in settings where monoclonal antibodies for COVID-19 infusions are given; home health and hospice workers; public health nurses/personnel visiting facilities  with possible COVID-19 cases; autopsy room staff, coroners, embalmers, and funeral home staff at risk of exposure to bodily fluids; dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants; pharmacists.

Phase 1b: frontline essential workers; persons age 75 and older, with or without underlying medical conditions.

Phase 1c: essential workers not included in Phase 1b; persons ages 65-74, with or without underlying medical conditions; persons ages 16-64 with specified underlying medical conditions.

Website: https://scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccination

South Carolina COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 12/7/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/22/2020)

Phase 1a Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation (rev. 1/2/2021)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

South Dakota

Phase 1a: frontline healthcare workers in emergency departments, intensive care units, and dedicated COVID-19 acute care units.

Phase 1b: long-term care facility residents.

Phase 1c: other healthcare workers; EMS workers; public health workers; law enforcement; corrections officers.

Phase 1d: people with more than 2 underlying medical conditions that put them at significantly higher risk; teachers and other school and college staff; adults over age 65; workers and residents of congregate care settings; funeral services workers.

Phase 1e: fire service personnel; other critical infrastructure workers.

Website: https://doh.sd.gov/COVID/Vaccine/Public.aspx

South Dakota COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.3.0, 12/14/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/23/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Tennessee

Beginning in January, there will be a simultaneous age-based phase, with people ages 75+ receiving vaccine first.

Phase 1a1: hospital/freestanding ER staff with direct patient exposure and/or exposure to potentially infectious materials; home care staff; mass testing site staff; student health providers; long-term care/skilled nursing/assisted living facility staff and residents; first responders with direct public exposure; individuals 18 years or older who cannot live independently due to a serious chronic medical condition or intellectual or developmental disability.

Phase 1a2: other healthcare providers; outpatient laboratory staff handling COVID-19 specimens; funeral or mortuary staff with direct decedent contact.

Phase 1b: K-12 teachers and school staff, including school bus drivers; childcare providers; other first responders not included in Phase 1a.

Phase 1c: persons ages 16 and older with one or more specified high-risk medical conditions.

Phase 2a: critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 2b: critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 3: others in higher-risk settings.

Phase 4: anyone not already vaccinated.

Website: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/covid-19-vaccine-information.html

Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.3, 12/30/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ (rev. 11/18/2020)

Vaccine Phase Descriptions and Timeline

Vaccine Provider Registration and Resources

Texas

Phase 1A (Tier 1): healthcare providers; long-term care staff working directly with vulnerable residents; direct care providers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and state-supported living centers; EMS providers; home healthcare workers.

(Tier 2): staff in outpatient care offices and other support staff; direct care staff in freestanding emergency medical care facilities and urgent care clinics; community pharmacy staff; public health and emergency response staff directly involved in administration of COVID testing and vaccinations; last responders; school nurses who provide health care to students and teachers.

Phase 1B: people 65 and older; people 16 and older with at least one specified chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19.

Website: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/coronavirus/immunize/vaccine.aspx

Texas COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1A Definition (rev. 12/17/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1B Definition (rev. 12/22/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Utah

Phase 1a: frontline hospital healthcare workers; long-term care facility staff.

Phase 1b: remaining hospital staff; non-hospital healthcare workers; people living in congregate facilities; long-term care facility residents; critical infrastructure employees; tribal populations; incarcerated populations; medically high-risk people.

Phase 2: adults over 65; other critical populations.

Phase 3: general public.

Website: https://coronavirus.utah.gov/vaccine/

Utah COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.1, 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccine Distribution Timeline

Vaccine Provider Portal

Vermont

Phase 1a: long-term care staff who have direct patient contact; healthcare workers primarily located in the Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units, providing care to patients with COVID-19; Emergency Medical Services personnel with direct patient contact; home healthcare clinical staff and caregivers who have contact with multiple patients or who are high-risk for serious illness from COVID-19; other healthcare providers and staff who have patient contact.

Phase 1b: essential workers.

Phase 1c: adults with high-risk medical conditions; adults 65+.

Website: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/vermont-covid-19-vaccine-planning

Vermont COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 12/28/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/21/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

Virginia

Phase 1: healthcare personnel with direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials; non-healthcare essential workers; adults with underlying medical conditions that are risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness; people age 65 and older.

Website: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/immunization/covid19vaccine/

Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 11/16/2020)

Summary of Changes in Plan Version 2.0

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization Guidance (rev. 12/4/2020)

Vaccination FAQ

Vaccine Provider Enrollment

Washington

Phase 1a, Tier 1: high-risk workers in healthcare settings; residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over age 65 are receiving care, supervision, or assistance.

Phase 1a, Tier 2: all workers in healthcare settings.

Website: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/Vaccine

Washington COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v. 1, 10/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/2020)

Phase 1A Distribution Guidance (rev. 12/30/2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

West Virginia

Phase 1-A: hospital personnel; longer-term care staff and residents; pharmacy staff; persons ages 80+.

Phase 1-B: community infrastructure workers; emergency responders; public health officials; dental/orthodontic/oral surgery personnel; corrections staff.

Phase 1-C: other healthcare.

Phase 1-D: other critical sectors vital to state/government services.

Website: https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (rev. 10/16/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Vaccination Program Planning PPT (rev. 11/19/2020)

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

Wisconsin

Phase 1a: healthcare workers exposed to or treating people with COVID-19; residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities.

Phase 1b: people age 75 and older; non-healthcare frontline essential workers.

Phase 1c: people ages 65-74; people ages 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions; essential workers not included in Phase 1b.

Website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine.htm

Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (10/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/26/2020)

Phase 1a Guidance for Vaccinating Entities to Prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine in Priority Populations (rev. 12/2020)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

Wyoming

Phase 1a: hospital staff; EMS personnel/fire department personnel that are EMTs; long-term care facilities and healthcare providers; public health nursing staff and other HCPs administering vaccines; tribal public health; public health nurses and HCPs who regularly conduct COVID sample collection; inpatient/residential behavioral health facility HCPs; urgent care clinics and other medical clinics; law enforcement; licensed/credentialed medical and dental direct care staff working in other locations who have regular exposure to potentially positive COVID-19 patients or infectious material; public health offices and local health departments; home healthcare providers; school nurses; laboratories; pharmacy staff; other healthcare facility staff.

Phase 1b: critical infrastructure workforce; adults over 65; people at significant risk of severe COVID-19 illness.

Website: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/immunization/wyoming-covid-19-vaccine-information/

Wyoming COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.2, 11/25/2020)

Vaccination Plan Executive Summary (rev. 10/16/2020)

Phase 1a COVID-19 Vaccination Priorities (rev. 12/9/2020)

Vaccine Provider Resources and Enrollment

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