Winners and losers and how they are picked
As COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to states, they are then distributed to the public according to a formula developed by each state. In oregon, Oregon Health Authority website
several phases have been identified to earmark the vaccine to be administered.
Everyone is Phase 1A, Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 are currently eligible for the vaccine.
- Urgent Care
- Skilled nursing and memory care facility healthcare personnel and residents
- Tribal health programs
- Emergency medical services providers and other first responders
- Health care interpreters
- Traditional health workers
- Other long-term care facilities, including healthcare personnel and residents of:
- Residential care facilities
- Adult foster care
- Group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Other congregate care sites
- Hospice programs
- Mobile crisis care and related services
- Individuals working in a correctional setting
- Healthcare providers in outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups
- Day treatment services
- Non-emergency medical transport
- Caregivers of medically fragile children or adults who live at home
- All other outpatient healthcare providers
- Public health sites
Phase 1B, IC and Phase 2 have yet to be specifically determined, but the Oregon Health Authority is beginning to map out who will be next.
- Child-care, preschool and K-12 school and school district staff will be in the first group of Phase 1B.
- Subsequent groups in Phase 1B and beyond will be determined by the Vaccine Advisory Committee and shared on OHA's COVID-19 vaccine
web page. These are examples of groups of people who may included:
- Critical workers in high-risk settings — workers who are in industries essential to the functioning of society and substantially higher risk of exposure
- People of all ages with underlying conditions that put them at moderately higher risk
- People in prisons, jails, detention centers, and similar facilities, and staff who work in such settings
- All older adults not included in Group IA
- General population
Adding to the complexity of vaccine administration is that both the Moderna and the Pfizer vaccines require two injections. First, a priming dose must be given, followed by a booster shot. The interval between Moderna doses is 28 days. The Pfizer vaccine's interval is 21 days.
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