BISMARCK, ND (NDDOH) – The North Dakota Division of Well being supplied an replace on COVID-19 vaccine precedence teams.
“Vaccine distribution in North Dakota has been going effectively for the primary three weeks,” stated Molly Howell, director of immunization for NDDoH. “Though the vaccine provide stays very restricted, North Dakotans ought to monitor messages from their native well being departments and healthcare suppliers for extra info on after they can get vaccinated.”
The North Dakota COVID-19 Vaccination Ethics Committee, which features a doctor, an ethicist, an area public well being consultant, a consultant from the Division of Human Providers, and a consultant from the Division of Well being, advisable who ought to obtain the nonetheless restricted provide of vaccine.
Though healthcare suppliers are nonetheless engaged on Section 1A, comprised of frontline healthcare employees, first responders, and residents and long-term care personnel, the ethics committee has prioritized who will qualify for Phases 1B and 1C.
Section 1B (so as of precedence):
Folks aged 75 and over
Folks ages 65 to 74 with two or extra high-risk medical situations
Employees and people residing in different congregated settings (i.e. correctional amenities, group houses, remedy facilities, homeless shelters, and so on.)
Folks 65 and older with a number of high-risk medical situations
Folks 65 and older with or with out high-risk medical situations
Folks with two or extra high-risk medical situations no matter age.
Little one care employees
Employees employed by preschool or kindergarten by way of grade 12:
Academics, dietary companies, assistants, bus drivers, principals, administrative employees, custodians, and so on.
Section 1C (so as of precedence):
North Dakota Nationwide Guard, not beforehand lined
Public Security Response Factors (911)
Manufacturing associated to the event or provide of the COVID-19 vaccine
Different healthcare / public well being employees not included in part 1A
Impartial Medical Laundries
Public transportation, together with buses, taxis, and carpooling
Folks ages 16 to 64 with a number of high-risk medical situations
Blood financial institution employees not beforehand vaccinated
All different important employees in keeping with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company (CISA)
NDDoH will announce when the state will transfer to Section 1B. That is anticipated to happen in mid-January. Relying on native vaccine provide and acceptance, completely different areas of the state could also be vaccinating inside completely different precedence ranges.
Sooner or later, vaccinefinder.org can have extra info on the provision of vaccines in several areas of North Dakota. After Section 1C, the state will transfer to Section 2, which incorporates most people.
Residents who want to be vaccinated throughout their part can name their healthcare supplier or native public well being division to find out after they can obtain the vaccine.