Right here’s how we plan to distribute the vaccine
We all know it can take a while earlier than each Oregonian who needs to get the vaccine can get their two pictures. Oregon Well being Authority will observe a phased strategy to make sure we offer the primary vaccines to essential well being care employees who work with COVID-19 sufferers.
According to CDC steerage, we will probably be prioritizing frontline well being care employees and long-term care residents and staff as the primary group to obtain the vaccine. This consists of our docs, nurses, janitorial workers, and others who’ve the potential for direct or oblique contact with COVID-19 sufferers or infectious supplies.
Oregon’s Estimated Vaccine Allocations from CDC
(precise quantity might change)
|Week of Dec. 20||Week of Dec. 27||Week of Jan. 3|
|Expert Nursing Amenities||5,850||5,850||16,575|
Knowledge supply: CDC
*Might embrace second doses.
**Different services might embrace Tribal well being clinics and correctional websites with inpatient services.
Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
The CDC requested all states to share a plan to distribute the vaccine. OHA submitted a draft plan. This plan is simply a primary step. OHA is creating the plan with enter from well being care professionals and neighborhood organizations.
Learn Oregon’s Draft Plan Section 1a Vaccine Sequencing Plan
Oregon COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee
We now have additionally established a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group Council that represents a various group of neighborhood members to assist guarantee we distribute the vaccine in a good and equitable approach for all of the individuals of Oregon.
Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act)
The federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizes the Secretary of the federal Division of Well being and Human Companies (HHS) to subject a declaration associated to threats to the general public well being from illnesses or different well being circumstances.
Learn Extra concerning the PREP Act