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Giving it Our Best Shot: Statewide Vaccination Plans (02/22/2021)

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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.

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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)

CDC Vaccine Tracker Dashboard

CDC Essential Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit (rev. 2/10/2021)

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)

Illinois

Phase 1A: workers in hospital settings; workers in non-hospital healthcare; workers in other congregate care; long-term care facility residents and staff.

Phase 1B Part 1: persons age 65 and older; first responders; corrections officers/inmates; food and agricultural workers; manufacturing workers; grocery store workers; public transit workers; education workers (congregate child care, pre-k through 12); shelters/adult day care.

Phase 1B Part 2: adults ages 16-64 with specified high-risk medical conditions.

Phase 1C: workers in transportation & logistics, water & wastewater, food service, shelter and housing, finance, information technology & communications, energy, legal, media, and public safety, and public health workers.

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

Illinois COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (v.5.0, 1/27/2021)

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

Phase 1a Guidance (rev. 1/25/2021)

Phase 1b Guidance (rev. 1/25/2021)

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

Illinois Vaccine Data Dashboard

Minnesota

Phase 1a, first priority: hospitals (all personnel working in dedicated COVID-19 units, ICU, emergency departments, designated COVID-19 urgent care clinics); LTCF (skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes); EMS personnel; first responder personnel; COVID testers; COVID community vaccinators; residents of skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes.

Phase 1a, second priority: hospitals (all personnel providing direct patient services or handling infectious materials and not included in the first priority group); LTCF (assisted living facilities/housing with services with an arranged home care provider); urgent care settings; dialysis centers; assisted living, including recipients of home care.

Phase 1a, third priority: all remaining healthcare personnel not included in the first two groups that are unable to telework; adult residents living in intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities and other adult residents living in residential care facilities, primarily serving at-risk people including older adults, people with intellectual and physical disabilities, in settings such as community residential settings and adult foster care.

Other priority populations who will begin receiving vaccine during Phase 1: adults age 65 and older, pre-K-12 educators, school staff, and child care workers.

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

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

Phase 1a Guide (rev. 1/22/2021)

Vaccine Provider Registration

Minnesota Vaccine Data Dashboard

Individuals may register at the Minnesota Vaccine Connector regardless of current eligibility status.

Wisconsin

Phase 1a: frontline health care personnel; residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

Phase 1b: police and fire personnel; correctional staff; adults age 65 and older; education and child care personnel; individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs; some public-facing essential workers; non-frontline essential health care personnel; facility staff and residents in congregate living settings.

Phase 1c: persons 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)

Phase 1b Prioritization and Definitions (rev. 1/2021)

Vaccine Provider Enrollment Portal

Wisconsin Vaccine Data Dashboard

Individuals may register on the state vaccine registry to check eligibility and make an appointment. If not yet eligible, there is an option to be added to a wait list.

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