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During Phase 1a of allocation, COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to the following persons in California:
o This population includes persons at direct risk of exposure in their non-clinical roles, such as, but not limited to, environmental services, patient transport, or interpretation.
o Persons exposed though work in health care or long-term care settings, by:
1. Type of facility or role
2. Location of facility
3. Attributes of individuals
Other settings and health care workers, including
If there are not enough doses to reach all workers at risk in a facility, then
(1) 65 years and older
(2) 55-64 years
(3) Younger than 55 years
To support immunization of these workers, facilities should provide extensive information and counseling.
Health Departments may adjust prioritization to reflect or comply with available vaccine characteristics. However, prompt measures should be taken to revert to the original prioritization criteria and immunize persons delayed by these restrictions as soon as circumstances permit, such as:
To avoid wastage or disuse of scarce supplies and maximize their benefit to Californians:
Demand subsides in the current groups, or
Doses are about to expire according to labeling instructions.
Health Departments may temporarily adjust prioritization based on other resource constraints while continuing efforts to immunize higher priority groups as soon as feasible.