County Advances to
1b Phase Vaccinations
MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (January 7, 2020) – Mohave County will be transitioning from Phase 1a of COVID-19 vaccination administration to Phase 1b. Due to limited vaccine availability nationwide, it will be necessary to sub-prioritize the vaccine administration within Phase 1b. It is not known how long it will take to receive sufficient vaccines for the entire 1b category.
The County Public Health Department will follow the Arizona Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Advisory Committee (VAPAC) recommendations for administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1b. The VAPAC has developed the following phase 1B subcategories:
- Protective Services Occupations
- Adults 75 and Older
- Education and Childcare Workers
- Essential Services/Critical Industry Workers
- Adults with Risk Conditions in Congregate Settings
Effective immediately, vaccine providers will be administering vaccines to the “Protective Service Occupations,” such as, law enforcement, corrections officers, firefighters who are not EMT’s or paramedics, and other emergency response staff. A more detailed list of occupations within that category is shown directly below.
First-line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors
Protective Service Workers
Fire Inspectors and Investigators
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Correctional Officers and Jailers
Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Fish and Game Wardens
Parking Enforcement Workers
Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers (including Dispatchers)
Transit and Railroad Police
Animal Control Workers
Private Detectives and Investigators
Gambling Surveillance Officers and Gambling Investigators
Crossing Guards and Flaggers
Ski Patrol and other Recreational Protective Service Workers
Transportation Security Screeners
School Bus Monitors and Protective Service Workers
It is anticipated that vaccine providers will start administering vaccine to people in the 75 years and older subcategory late next week. A list of vaccine providers can be located at https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/.
Persons within the Phase 1b categories shown above should contact an individual provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine; there is no centralized scheduling system. Persons not within the currently active listed categories should refrain from contacting providers at this time.
As sufficient vaccine is received, vaccination will be expanded to other subcategories of Phase 1b. The date/timeline will be announced as soon as possible. There are no restrictions for winter visitors getting vaccine within Mohave County. Some vaccination locations may require additional documentation. Persons are encouraged to continue to monitor the Public Health website at https://covid-19-mohave.hub.arcgis.com/ to obtain the most current information.