Phase 1a distribution continues — no timeline established for other phases
Clackamas County continues to administer the Moderna vaccine to high-risk health care workers, first responders and other individuals identified in the stated Phase 1a priority groups established by the Oregon Health Authority’s guidance.
“So far, Clackamas County has received 2,000 vaccines and have already administered nearly all of them,” said Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Chair Tootie Smith. “We are asking the Oregon Health Authority to send us more.”
Currently, Clackamas County, local hospitals, and enrolled vaccine providers are focused on vaccinating individuals in the Phase 1a priority – Groups 1-4. There is no timeline established for the other groups in Phase 1b and the state’s Vaccine Advisory Committee is responsible for establishing the prioritization for the next phases of distribution.
Here are the individuals that we are currently vaccinating: in Phase 1a:
- Group 1: High-risk workers in health care facilities and first responders such as 911 operators, law-enforcement and fire fighters.
- Group 2: Other long-term care facilities and congregate sites such as correctional facilities along with mobile crisis care and related services and hospice programs.
- Group 3: Outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home day care; day treatments; non-emergency medical transport.
- Group 4: Health care workers in outpatient settings such as dentists and optometrists along with public health and early learning settings and death care workers.
If you are an organization in Phase 1a and have not heard from us, please visit our website to learn how to connect with our Clackamas County Public Health Division on receiving the vaccine.
We will announce when individuals in the Phase 1b priority can begin receiving their vaccine.
Here is a video update on the distribution of the vaccine from Chair Smith.