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Latest Information on COVID-19 Vaccine For Mohave County

Written by The Bee News

December 17, 2020

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Latest Information on COVID-19 Vaccine

For Mohave County

 MOHAVE COUNTY, AZ (December 17, 2020) — Beginning as early as next week, Mohave County may receive its first allotment of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. These shipments will be sent directly to facilities that have been approved through an onboarding application process to receive and dispense the vaccine. These include regional hospitals as well as some private and public agencies.

The CDC has published extensive recommendations for a phased approach for vaccine delivery within Mohave County over the next several months. The Arizona Department of Health Services and Mohave County will be following the recommendations established by CDC.

Due to the limited supply of vaccine, vaccination efforts will be highly targeted to protect the most vulnerable populations in Mohave County. Phase 1 is divided into 3 sub phases. Phase 1A prioritizes front line healthcare workers, emergency medical service workers, and long-term care facility staff and residents. Phase 1B groups include adults in congregate settings, law enforcement, teachers and childcare workers, and essential services/critical industry workers. Phase 1C includes any adults aged 65 and older, and adults of any age with high-risk medical conditions.

Phase 1 is expected to be completed by mid to late spring of 2021. Phase 2 will continue efforts to vaccinate high risk individuals, while expanding to the general population. Phase 3 will incorporate all previous priority populations and serve the general population.

Beginning in Phase 1B, the MCDPH is planning on setting up Points of Dispensing sites or PODs in the major cities and smaller, rural communities throughout the county. POD sites will likely be active throughout the spring and summer until everyone in Mohave County who wants the vaccine will have been given the opportunity to receive it.

Additional information about the phased approach to providing the vaccine can be found here: How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations | CDC

Additional information will be posted and periodically updated on the Mohave County Coronavirus Response Hub. Please check the site regularly.  https://www.mohavecounty.us/

 

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