COVID-19 HHRC Update: Vaccine Distribution
January 6, 2021
Information shared from Grand Country Public Health https://www.co.grand.co.us/COVID19
Grand County is in the final stages of Phase 1A and begins looking toward the early stages of administering populations in Phase 1B (above the dotted line).
GCPH will not be able to move below the “dotted line” of the phase 1B population until given specific direction from Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Providing vaccine to non-authorized populations at this time will result in the penalty of being denied further vaccine delivery to vaccinate the Grand County community.
Grand County Public Health (GCPH) and Community Healthcare partners are working to prioritize COVID-19 Vaccine to our community. Our efforts are to vaccinate all populations in the timeline outlined and in an expedited manner. These efforts are based on the following factors:
- GCPH is adjusting plans, in real-time, as State priorities change or are adjusted.
- COVID-19 Vaccine logistics are a massive undertaking with limited staff resources and availability
- All Vaccine Providers signed an agreement to meet all criteria, or potentially have future vaccine shipments stopped.
- Vials of the vaccine contain 10 doses. Once a vial is punctured the 10 doses must be given within a 6 hour period, or doses will be wasted.
In order to ensure that GCPH has committed individuals for each Phase of the distribution process, we have developed a Vaccine Registration Form for individuals who are not already being provided access to the vaccine through their employers and a Vaccine Registration Form for businesses.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE A COVID-19 VACCINE BASED ON YOUR JOB INFORM YOUR WORKPLACE AND DO NOT REGISTER HERE.
- Persons who are ill with a fever should not be vaccinated.
- Any person with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine will be referred to the primary care provider to consult before the vaccine is administered.
- Persons with multiple food &/or drug allergies may be referred to their primary care provider. (Please let us know ahead of time. GCPH will assess and triage these persons.)
- Grand County Public Health is registering those who would like the vaccine, but GCPH cannot guarantee any timeline.
- Vaccination distribution is based on the availability of the vaccine.
- The COVID vaccine is free; however, there may be a small administration fee at some vaccination sites. People will be notified of that cost prior to getting a vaccination.
Vaccine Registration Form for Individuals
This registration form will not schedule you for an appointment to get the vaccine. This form will put your name on the list of interested persons in Grand County wanting to get the vaccine. Once this form is submitted, Grand County Public Health or a partnering local medical clinic will contact you when they have a vaccine ready for you. Depending on the phase of vaccine administration in which you qualify, you may be contacted relatively soon or it may take quite some time. PLEASE RETAIN THE COPY OF THIS REGISTRATION FORM THAT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED AND SUBMITTED IT.
Vaccine Registration Form for Businesses
If you are an owner or manager of a business or organization in Grand County and wish to get your employees vaccinated in a more succinct and organized manner through Grand County Public Health, please complete this form.
Grand County Public Health will contact you to discuss the phase in which your business or organization qualifies (1A, 1B, 2, or 3) and also schedule vaccine appointments when your time comes.
Detailed Vaccine Distribution Phases
Subject to change per direction from CDC / CDPHE
|Phase 1A: Highest-Risk Healthcare Workers and Individuals (Winter 2020-2021)|
Inpatient Healthcare Workers, ICU, ED Staff, Assisted Living Facility Residents & StaffLong Term Care staff and residents.EMS, staff working with at-risk populations.COVID-19 Testing staffOutpatient medical providers (physician/nurse/ancillary staff) who have direct contact with positive COVID-19 patients.
|Phase 1B (above the dotted line): Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and continuity of government: (Winter 2020-2021)|
Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g. home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS. Firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services. People age 70 and older.
|Phase 1B (under the dotted line): Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and continuity of government: (Winter 2021)|
Frontline essential workers in education, food and agriculture, manufacturing, U.S. postal service, public transit and specialized transportation staff, grocery, and public health, and direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness. Essential officials from executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government.Essential frontline journalists.
|Phase 2: Higher-risk individuals and other essential workers: (Spring 2021)|
People age 65-69.People age 16-64 with obesity, diabetes, chronic lung disease, significant heart disease, chronic kidney disease, cancer, or are immunocompromised.Other essential workers and continuity of local government. Adults who received a placebo during a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial.
|Phase 3: The General Public (Summer 2021)|
Anyone age 18-64 without high-risk conditions.