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County Advances to 1b Phase Vaccinations

Written by The Bee News

January 7, 2021

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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:

  1. Protective Services Occupations
  2. Adults 75 and Older
  3. Education and Childcare Workers
  4. Essential Services/Critical Industry Workers
  5. 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

Firefighters

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Bailiffs

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

Security Guards

Crossing Guards and Flaggers

Lifeguards

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.

 

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