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Alabama

Currently, Alabama is in an Phase 1b of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a: healthcare providers (Dec.); nursing home residents (Dec.); individuals age 75 and older (Jan. 18); first responders (including police officers and firefighters) (Jan. 18).

  • Phase 1b (Feb. 8): people 65 or older; additional groups of critical workers (e.g., First responders; Corrections officers; Food and agriculture workers; U.S. Postal Service workers; Manufacturing workers; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers; People who work in the education sector; Childcare workers; Judiciary, e.g., circuit judges, district judges and district attorneys).

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c: persons in at risk age groups not included in Phase 1b, persons with high risk medical conditions, and essential workers not previously recommended for vaccination.

  • Phase 2: General population.

Alaska

Currently, Alaska is in Phase 1b - Tier 3 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a - Tier 1: Long term care facility staff and residents; Hospital-based frontline health care workers and hospital personnel.

  • Phase 1a - Tier 2: Frontline EMS and Fire Service personnel providing medical services, who are frequently exposed to COVID-19 patients; Community Health Aides/Practitioner; Health care workers providing vaccinations to identified populations in Phase 1a.

  • Phase 1a - Tier 3: Workers in health care settings that meet all of the following criteria: Have direct human patient contact, or have direct contact with infectious materials from patients, AND Provide essential services in a hospital, clinic, home, or community-based setting that cannot be offered remotely or performed via telework; AND Provide essential health care service in a health care setting that cannot be postponed without serious negative impact to the patient's health.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 1 (mid-Jan.): Persons aged 65 years and older.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 2 (Feb. 11): Age 50 years and above working as an essential worker within 6 feet of others;; PreK–12 and child care education staff of any age; People living or working in other congregate settings not covered in Phase 1a.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 3: Persons aged 55-64 years; Frontline essential workers with 2 or more high-risk health conditions; All persons aged 16 and older living in "unserved communities." People who help someone 65 years and above get vaccinated.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1b - Tier 4: Persons aged 50 years and older with 2 or more high-risk health conditions; Frontline essential workers not covered in previous tiers .
Arizona

In Arizona, eligible groups to recieve the COVID-19 vaccine vary by county. Arizona's most populated county, Maricopa, is currently in Priority Phase 1B.

While eligible groups to receive the vaccine varies by county, the state has outlined priority phases.

On March 2, 2021, Arizona made adults 55-64 years old eligible to receive the vaccine. This doesn't change what Phase any county is in; eligibility for 1B has simply expanded.

Currently eligible populations:

  • In 11 of 15 counties are currently vaccinating Seniors 55-74. Additionally, counties are in various stages of the state's phased reopening plan as described below.

  • Phase 1A (15 of 15 counties): Healthcare Workers & Healthcare Support Occupations; Emergency Medical Services Workers; Long-term Care Facility Staff & Residents.

  • Priority Phase 1B (15 of 15 counties): Education & Childcare Workers; Protective Services Occupations; Adults 65 and older (counties may be vaccinating adults 75 & older).

  • Phase 1B (5 of 15 counties): Essential Services/Critical Industry Workers; Adults with High-Risk Conditions in Congregate Settings.

  • Phase 1C (2 of 15 counties): Adults of Any Age with High-Risk Medical Conditions; Adults Living in Congregate Settings.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 2 (0 of 15 counties): Additional High-Risk/Critical Populations.

  • Phase 3 (0 of 15 counties): General Public.

Arkansas

Currently, Arkansas is in Phase 1-B of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase A-1 (Dec.): health care workers; residents and staff of long-term care facilities; EMS workers, fire fighters, and other first responders.

  • Phase 1-B (Feb. 23): persons over the age of 65; and education workers in K-12, child care, and higher education.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1-C (~Apr.): People 60+ years old; people 16-60 years old with high-risk medical conditions; workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food services, shelder and housing, finance, IT and communications, energy, media, public safety and public health workers.
California

Currently, California is in Phase 1B - Tier 1 of its vaccination plan.

On Feb. 4, 2021, the state health department released additional guidance to help clarify which occupations fall under Phase 1A eligibility.

On Jan. 25, 2021, Gov. Newsom announced the state will revise its vaccination plan. The current phase (including healthcare workers, individuals age 65 and older, school staff, workers in the food and agriculture industries, and first responders) will stay the same. Newsom said future phases will change to prioritize individuals based on age and will deprioritize younger essential workers (like people in the manufacturing or transportation industries), homeless people, and inmates.

On February 25, 2021, the state health department issued a plan for at least 10% of the state's vaccine supply to be dedicated for education workers.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (began Dec.): Healthcare Workers; Long-term care residents.

Occupation under Phase 1A: Persons at risk of direct patient exposure in settings included in the Health Care and Public Health Sector from the CA Essential Workforce list. This includes both clinical and non-clinical roles. In addition, workers who come into direct contact with the virus through research, development, manufacturing or testing are included. Finally, workers who are manufacturing vaccine, therapeutics, devices, supplies or personal protective equipment supporting the COVID-19 response are included due to the adverse public health impact that delays in production would cause.

  • Phase 1B, Tier One: Individuals 65 and older; Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education and childcare, emergency services, food and agriculture.

Persons at risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through their work in any role in the Emergency Services & Food and Agriculture Sectors from CA Essential Workforce list and any employee working in a restaurant to the extent not described in the Food and Agriculture Sectors from the CA Essential Worker list.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B, Tier Two: Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics, industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services, critical manufacturing; Congregate settings with outbreak risk: incarcerated, homeless.

  • Phase 1C: Individuals 50 -64 years of age; People 16-49 years of age who have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19; Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater, defense, energy, chemical and hazardous materials, communications and IT, financial services, government operations / community-based essential functions.

Colorado

Currently, Colorado is in Phase 1B.2 of the state's vaccination plan. Coloradans in Phase 1B.2 were made eligible on Feb. 8, 2021.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A: High-risk healthcare workers; long-term care facility staff and residents.

  • Phase 1B.1: Coloradans age 70 and older; moderate-risk health care workers, first responders (e.g. firefighters, policy, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services).

  • Phase 1B.2 (Feb. 8): Coloradans ages 65-69; pre-K-12 educators and child care workers in licensed child care programs (e.g., full time and substitute teachers, bus, food, counselors, administrative, safety and other supports services offered inside schools); continuity of state government (e.g., members of executive and judiciary branches of state government).

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B.3: Frontline essential workers (e.g., food and agriculture, manufacturing, US postal service, public transit and specialized transportation staff, grocery, public health, frontline essential human service workers, faith leaders, and direct care providers for Coloradans experiencing homelessness and essential frontline journalists); people age 16-64 with two or more high risk conditions.

  • Phase 2 (Spring): People age 60-64; people with high risk conditions; and the continuation of operations for state government and continuity of local government.

  • Phase 3 (Summer) - Anyone 16-59

Connecticut

Connecticut is currently in Phase 1b - Tier 3 of the state's vaccination plan.

Phase 1b began on Jan. 18, 2021. Gov. Lamont announced that Phase 1b of the vaccination plan will be rolled out in tiers. Individuals age 75 started making appointments Jan. 18., marking the beginning of Phase 1b. The governor said other groups included in Phase 1b will be allowed to make appointments once the supply increases and more individuals in the 75+ age group receive vaccines. The next group will be individuals between the ages of 65 and 74. Thereafter, in Tier 3, individuals aged 55 to 64 qualify for a vaccine. The final group in the phase will be essential frontline workers and people with high-risk underlying conditions. Residents and staff in congregate settings should also be included in Phase 1b. In Phase 1a, the state vaccinated healthcare workers and nursing home residents.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): Healthcare Personnel; Longer Term Care Facility Residents; Medical First Responders.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 1 (Jan. 18): Individuals 75 and older.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 2 (Feb. 11): Individuals between the ages of 65 and 74; residents and staff at congregate settings; and, most frontline essential workers.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 3 (Mar. 1): Individuals ages 55 to 64; Pre-K-12 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service providers, school bus drivers and childcare providers as well as in-school administrative staff.

Future eligible populations:

  • Mar. 22: Individuals ages 45 to 54.

  • Apr. 12: Individuals ages 35 to 44.

  • May 3: Individuals ages 16 to 34.

Delaware

Delaware is currently in Phase 1b of the state's vaccination plan.

The state began Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan on Jan. 19, 2021. Phase 1b prioritizes individuals age 65 and older. School staff and childcare workers are scheduled to become eligible for the vaccine the week of Jan. 25.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): Health care personnel with direct patient contact and care; Emergency Medical Services agencies; and long-term care staff and residents.

  • Phase 1b (Jan.): Persons aged 65 and older (Jan. 19); as well as those considered frontline essential workers including: police, fire, teachers, childcare providers, food processing workers, correctional officers, and postal service, public transit and grocery workers (Jan. 25).

Future eligible populations:

  • Remaining Phase 1 (~March): Persons aged 16-64 with high-risk medical conditions (Obesity, Severe Obesity, Diabetes, COPD, Heart Condition, Chronic Kidney, Cancer, Smoking, Solid Organ Transplant, Sickle Cell Disease, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Severe and persistent mental/behavioral health conditions); Persons living in high-risk group settings such as correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and group homes; Other essential workers (Transportation and Logistics, Food Service, Shelter and Housing (construction), Finance, IT and Communications, Energy, Media, Legal, Public Safety (Engineers), Water and Wastewater).

  • Phase 2 (mid-late Apr.): Persons aged 50 – 64, persons 16 – 49 with moderate-risk medical conditions; other in group settings who did not receive vaccine in the earlier phases; and essential workers not able to work from home at all times. Moderate-risk medical conditions include: Asthma (moderate-to-severe), Cerebrovascular disease, Cystic fibrosis, Hypertension, Immunocompromised state, Neurologic conditions, Liver disease, Overweight, Pulmonary fibrosis, Thalassemia.

  • Phase 3 (mid-late May): Persons aged 16-49; and essential workers not receiving the vaccine in Phase 2 are likely to receive the vaccine.

  • Phase 4 (June): Anyone who has not already received the vaccine in prior phases will be eligible.

Florida

Florida is currently in Phase 1 of its vaccine distribution (although the state doesn't appear to be using phase name designations).

On Jan. 21, 2021, Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees released a health advisory aimed at preventing non-residents from accessing Florida’s supply of vaccines. To receive the first dose of a vaccine, residents must show healthcare providers a copy of their Florida driver’s license or identification card. Seasonal residents are eligible to receive the vaccine if they can provide proof they reside at least part of the year in the state.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Dec 23: Long-term care facility residents and staff; Persons 65 years of age and older; Persons under 65 deemed medically vulnerable; Health care personnel with direct patient contact;

  • Mar. 3: people aged 50 or older who are K-12 school employees, sworn law enforcement officers, or firefighters.

Georgia

Currently, Georgia is in Phase 1a+ of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A+ (began Dec.): Healthcare workers (e.g., physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services); Residents and staff of long-term care facilities; Adults aged 65+ and their caregivers; Law enforcement, firefighters, first responders.

Future eligible populations:

  • Expanded Phase 1A+ (Mar. 8): K-12 teachers and staff.

  • Phase 1B: Essential workers (non-healthcare) who perform job tasks across critical infrastructure sectors.

  • Phase 1C: Persons aged 16-64 with medical conditions that increase the risk for severe COVID-19.

  • Phase 2 makes the vaccine available to "critical populations."

  • Phase 3 makes the vaccine available to the general population.

Hawaii

Currently, Hawaii is in Phase 1b of the state's vaccination plan.

As Hawai‘i continues to receive more dosages of the vaccine, these dosages are being distributed to vaccination hubs throughout the state as rapidly as possible. Adults 75 years and older are eligible to register for vaccination. Frontline essential workers are also receiving vaccinations coordinated through their employer or industry organizations. Organizations with frontline workers in Phase 1b may complete an online survey.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a: Healthcare personnel; Long-term care facility residents.

  • Phase 1b: First responders; Frontline essential workers; Adults 75 years of age and older.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c (spring): adults age 65 to 74 years old; Persons 16 to 64 years with high-risk medical conditions; Essential workers not included in previous group.

  • Phase 2 (summer): Persons 16 years and older not in other categories.

Idaho

Currently, Idaho is in Group 2 of the state's vaccination plan.

On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Little announced the state is starting its next phase of vaccine distribution. Little said teachers, school staff, and first responders would be prioritized between Jan. 13-31. The first phase included frontline healthcare workers and nursing home staff and residents. Individuals age 65 and older will be able to access the vaccine starting Feb. 1.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Group 1: Healthcare personnel (inpatient and outpatient unable to telework); Home care providers for older adults and people with high-risk medical conditions; Emergency medical services; Long-term care facility residents and staff; Dentists and staff; Pharmacists and staff; Public health and emergency management response workers who are unable to telework.

  • Group 2 - Tier 1 (Jan. 12): First responders; Pre-K – 12th grade school teachers and staff; Child care staff; Correctional and detention facility staff.

  • Group 2 - Tier 2 (Feb. 1): Adults 65 years of age and older. There are over 250,000 Idahoans in this age category. Based on the supply of vaccine we are receiving, it should take approximately 10 weeks to vaccinate Idahoans 65 and older.

Future eligible populations:

  • Goup 3 (early Apr.): Food and agriculture workers (including food processing workers); USDA processing plant inspectors; Grocery, convenience store, and food pantry workers; Idaho National Guard if not included earlier; Manufacturing, public transit, and U.S. Postal Service workers.

  • Group 4 (late Apr.): Other essential workers; Individuals 16–64 years of age with high-risk medical conditions.

  • Group 5 (May): General public/individuals 16–64 years of age.

The State of Idaho has a COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee which meets fairly often and releases agendas before each meeting and relevant documents after.

Illinois

Currently, most of Illinois is in Phase 1B of the vaccination plan. The last portion of the state, Chicago, transitioned to tier two of Phase 1B on Feb. 25, 2021. Those oldest and those at highest risk will be prioritized.

Gov. Pritzker announced people age 16 and older with state-defined high-risk conditions will be eligible for vaccinations starting Feb. 25. The state’s list of qualifying conditions includes cancer, obesity, and diabetes.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): healthcare personnel and the residents and staff at long-term living care facilities.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 1 (Jan. 25): residents age 65 and older, frontline essential workers (e.g., first responders, education, corrections, grocery workers, manufacturing, postal workers, food and agriculture), sheltered population, the homeless, and inmates.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 2 (Feb. 25): Persons 16 to 59 years old with high-risk medical conditions.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c: Other essential workers (as defined by ACIP and directed by the State of Illinois).

Thereafter, Phase 2 will commence. In Phase 2, a larger number of vaccines will be available. The focus in this phase will be ensuring access to vaccine for members of Phase 1 critical populations not yet vaccinated and extending efforts to reach Phase 2 critical populations. Possible groups could include, pending additional ACIP recommendations, any other member of the Illinois population.

Indiana

Currently, Indiana is in Phase 1-B - Tier 5 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

Any Hoosier age 55 and older is now eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment, as are long-term care residents, first responders (firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies, emergency medical services, reservists and correctional officers) who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to give medical aid, and licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers who have in-person contact with patients or infectious material in any healthcare setting.

  • Phase 1-A: healthcare personnel; Long-term care facility residents; first responders.

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 1 (Jan.): Age 80 and older.

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 2 (Jan. 18): Age 70-79.

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 3 (Feb. 1): Age 65-69.

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 4 (Feb. 23): Age 60-64.

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 5 (Mar. 2): Age 55-59.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1-B - Tier 6: Age 50-54.

Other eligible groups will be added as more vaccine becomes available.

Iowa

Currently, Iowa is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan. Iowa transitioned into Phase 1B on Feb. 1, 2021.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): health care providers and long term care residents.

  • Phase 1B (Feb. 1): Persons aged 65 years and over are eligible for the vaccine during any tier of Phase 1B.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B - Tier 1: First Responders; PK-12 staff, early childhood education, childcare workers.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 2: Frontline essential workers in food, agriculture, distribution, and manufacturing sectors who live or work in non-social distanced settings; Individuals with disabilities living in home settings and their direct care staff

  • Phase 1B - Tier 3: Staff and individuals living in congregate settings not covered by previous Phase or Tier; Government officials, including staff, engaged in business at the State Capitol.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 4: Inspectors responsible for health, life and safety.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 5: Correctional facility staff and individuals incarcerated.

Kansas

Currently, Kansas is in Phase 2 of its vaccination plan. Phase 2 began on Jan. 21, 2021.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1 (began Dec.): Health care workers; residents or patients in long-term care facilities and senior housing; workers critical to pandemic response continuity

  • Phase 2 (began Jan. 21): Persons aged 65 and older; high-contact critical workers (e.g., firefighters, police officers, first responders, and correction officers, grocery store workers and food services, K-12 and childcare workers, food processing, meat processing plants, large-scale aviation manufacturing plants, transportation workers, workers in retail, agriculture, supply of critical services or materials for COVID-19 response); U.S. Postal Service and Department of Motor Vehicles; those living in licensed congregate settings.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 3 (March): Those aged 16-64 with serious medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19; other non-health care workers in critical infrastructure who cannot work remotely.

  • Phase 4 (late/mid Apr.): Those aged 16-64 with other medical conditions that increase the risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • Phase 5 (June): The rest of the population 16 and older; potentially children, dependent upon further research on the effectiveness and risks.

Kentucky

Currently, Kentucky is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan.

Generally the state is prioritizing those 70 and older, who make up the last group of Kentuckians in Phase 1B. But variances in the vaccine’s rollout across the state and blurred boundaries between different phases has allowed some sites to move forward with Phase 1C. The state hopes to begin fully vaccinating Phase 1C — those 60 and older; those over 16 with high-risk conditions; and all essential workers — by March 1.

On Feb. 2, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services tightened the residency requirement to receive a vaccination in Kentucky. Kentucky now requires each person receiving the vaccine demonstrate they are resident of Kentucky or they are an “individual providing health care services involving direct care to patients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Jan. 4): Long-term care facilities; assisted living facilities; health care personnel.

  • Phase 1b (Feb. 1): First responders; anyone age 70 or older; K-12 school personnel.

  • Phase 1c (Mar. 1): Anyone age 60 or older, anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk C19 risk conditions, all essential workers.

Frontline Essential Workers includes: Healthcare Personnel; First Responders (Firefighters, Police); Corrections; Education (teachers, support staff, daycare); Food & Agriculture; Manufacturing; U.S. Postal service workers; Public transit workers; Grocery store workers. Other Essential Workers includes: Transportation and logistics; Food Service Shelter & Housing (construction); Finance; IT &; Communication; Energy; Media; Legal; Public Safety (Engineers); Water & Wastewater.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 2: Anyone age 40 or older.

  • Phase 3: Anyone age 16 or older.

  • Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)

Louisiana

Currently, Louisiana is in expanded Group 1B - Tier 1 of the state's vaccination plan. The state expanded vaccine eligibility to people age 70 and up when it transitioned to Group 1-B - Tier 1 on Jan. 4, 2021, and expanded this group to age 65 and up on Feb. 8.

As of February 22, 2021, LA has expanded vaccine eligibility within Group 1B - Tier 1. Eligibility has been extended to residents aged 55-64 years old with underlying conditions, K-12 school or daycare staff, and pregnant women of any age.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Group 1-A (Dec.): Health care workers at Tier 1 and Tier 2 hospitals; Staff and residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities; First responders to serve as vaccinators (Emergency Medical Services, fire personnel, law enforcement).

  • Original Group 1-B - Tier One (Jan. 4): Persons 70 years old and older; Dialysis providers and patients; Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff; Behavioral health providers and staff; Urgent care clinic providers and staff; Community care providers and staff; Dental providers and staff; Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies); American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind; Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff); Schools of allied health students, residents and staff.

  • Expanded Group 1-B - Tier One (Feb. 8): Persons 65 years old and older; Law enforcement and other first responders; Louisiana Unified Command Group; State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel; Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections.

Future eligible populations:

  • Group 1B - Tier 2: Essential government response personnel; Judiciary personnel; Department of Homeland Security personnel, National Guard (non-COVID deployed), federal intelligence and security personnel, and military personnel; First responders not covered in Phase 1A; Corrections officers and jailers; Medical transportation services; Homeless shelters and other congregate group home/center staff; K-12 school and daycare personnel; Food processing and agricultural workers; Postal personnel; Public transit workers; Grocery store workers and other deemed frontline essential workers.

As for other groups, LDH is following prioritization guidance from ACIP, which recently came out with refined guidance about Phases 1B and 2. LDH is reviewing and considering how best to apply this guidance to Louisiana. This is a fluidprocess, and priorities may change depending on the amount of vaccine that is available to Louisiana.

Maine

Currently, Maine is in Phase 1b - Tier 2 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): Health Care Personnel Needed to Preserve Critical Health Care Services; Residents and Staff of Long-Term Care Facilities; Other Patient-Facing; Health Care Personnel; Public Safety Personnel; COVID-19 Response Personnel.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 1 (Jan. 19): Residents age 70 and older.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 2 (Mar. 3): Residents age 60 and older. PreK-12 teachers and school staff, and workers at licensed child care facilities.

Future eligible populations:

  • April: Eligibility expands to age 50 and older.
  • May: Eligibility expands to age 40 and older.
  • June: Eligibility expands to age 30 and older.
  • July and beyond: Ages 29 and under, including children pending authorization of a vaccine for them.
Maryland

Currently, Maryland is in Phase 1C of its vaccine distribution plan. The state transitioned to Phase 1B on Jan. 18, 2021, and to Phase 1C on Jan. 25.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Health care workers; Residents and staff of nursing homes; First responders, public safety, corrections.

  • Phase 1B (Jan. 18): Assisted living, independent living, behavioral health and developmentally disabled group homes, and other congregate facilities; Adults age 75 and older; Education and continuity of government.

  • Phase 1C (Jan. 25): Adults age 65-74; Front line judiciary staff; Continuity of government; Food/agriculture production, critical manufacturing, U.S. Postal Service, public mass transit, grocery store employees; Veterinarians and support staff; Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship; Public safety workers not covered in Phase 1A; Health care workers not covered in Phase 1A, including but not limited to lab services, public health, vaccine manufacturing and other health care professions.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 2: Adults 16-64 at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness due to comorbidities; Essential workers in critical utilities, transportation, food service, etc.

  • Phase 3. General Population, including healthy adults age 16-64.

Vaccine prioritization may be subject to change. The state has adopted a rolling vaccine allocation model, meaning it may not wait for every member of a particular group to get vaccinated before moving ahead; individuals will still have the opportunity to be vaccinated in subsequent phases.

Massachusetts

Currently, Massachusetts is in Phase 2 - Group 2 of the state's vaccine distribution timeline.

Gov. Baker announced that beginning Feb. 11, 2021, caregivers who accompany an individual age 75 and older to get vaccinated at a mass vaccination site can schedule their appointment on the same day.

On Feb. 24, 2021, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services sent an e-mail saying it would no longer be able to support an employer-based vaccine administration program, wherein employers would have been able to set up their own sites to vaccinate employees. The state had previously asked businesses to set up their own clinics but is not receiving enough doses from the federal government.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1 (began Jan.): Clinical and non-clinical health care workers doing direct and COVID-facing care; Long term care facilities, rest homes and assisted living facilities; Emergency medical services, police, and fire (eligible Jan. 11); Congregate care settings (eligible Jan. 18); Home-based health care workers (eligible Jan. 21); Health care workers doing non-COVID-facing care (eligible Jan. 21); Individuals who do not come into contact with patients.

  • Phase 2 - Group 1 (Feb. 1): individuals 75 years or older.

  • Phase 2 - Group 2 (Feb. 18): individuals ages 65 and over and those with 2+ certain medical conditions.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 3 (Apr.): The vaccine is expected to be available to the general public.
Michigan

Currently, Michigan is in Phase 1C - Group A of the state's vaccination plan.

All counties may begin vaccinating residents over age 65. Eligible essential workers, teachers and childcare workers will be notified by their employers about vaccine clinic dates and locations.

By Jan. 11, 2021, all areas of the state may, as vaccine supplies are available, implement vaccination of people who are health care workers or working or residing in long-term care facilities (Phase 1A Priority One and Three), age 65 years or older (Phase 1 B Group A and Phase 1C Group A), or frontline workers whose work role has frequent or intense exposure, and, due to the nature of the work, are not able to maintain social distance (including frontline responders, school and child care staff, or corrections staff) (Phase 1B Group B). Vaccination will take place in different phases that occurs simultaneously.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A: Healthcare workers; Long term care residents and staff.

  • Phase 1B: people 75 years and over; frontline state and federal responders; school and child care staff; other essential frontline workers (e.g. Food and agriculture workers, Critical manufacturing workers, Public transit workers, Grocery store workers, U.S. Postal Service workers).

  • Phase 1C - Group A: people 65-74 years old.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1C (remaining groups): people 16-64 with COVID-19 risk factors or pre-existing conditions; all remaning essential workers.

  • Phase 2: mass vaccination campaign for all persons age 16 years or older.

Minnesota

Currently, Minnesota is in Phase 1a of the state's vaccination plan and has slowly started to move into partial Phase 1b.

On January 18, 2021, Governor Walz announced that the state is launching a COVID-19 vaccine pilot program in partnership with local public health and school districts. Sites involved in the pilot program will initially serve adults 65 years of age and older, Pre-K-12 educators, school staff, and child care workers.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): People working in dedicated COVID-19 units, ICU, emergency departments, designated COVID-19 urgent care; Long-term care facilities (skilled nursing facilities & nursing homes); Emergency medical services; First responders; COVID testers; COVID community vaccinators; Urgent care and Dialysis centers; Health care personnel that work in hospitals, ambulatory and outpatient settings, home health settings, emergency shelters, long-term care facility, dental offices, pharmacies, public health clinics, mental/behavioral health settings, correctional settings, and group homes medical transportation providers, mortuary personnel and coroner personnel.

  • Partial Phase 1b: adults 65 years of age and older; Pre-kindergarten through Adult Basic and Community Education school staff member, or contracted school staff member; Child care staff member at a licensed and certified child care center or program.

Future eligible populations:

Details on who will be included in phase 1b will be available in coming weeks.

Mississippi

Currently, Mississippi is in the first part of Phase 1b.2 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): Long-term care facility residents and staff; Healthcare personnel and EMT/paramedics, paid or unpaid, in any setting where they may be exposed directly or indirectly to COVID-19 patients or COVID-19 infectious materials. Healthcare workers include nurses, physicians, emergency medical services, technicians, pharmacists, dietary and food staff, environmental services staff and others. Healthcare settings include acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, mobile clinics, outpatient facilities such as physicians' offices and others.

  • Phase 1b.1 (Jan.): Persons aged 75 and older.

  • Phase 1b.2 (Jan.): Adults aged 65 and older; Anyone 16 to 64 years old with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19.

  • Phase 1b.2 (Mar. 1): Teachers, educational staff/employees, and first responders.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1b.3: Food and Agriculture Workers; U.S. Postal Service; Manufacturing; Grocery Store and Public Transit Workers.
Missouri

Currently, Missouri is in Phase 1b - Tier 2 of the state’s vaccine distribution plan. The state transitioned to Tier 2 of 1b on Jan. 18, 2021, and to Tier 1 of 1b on Jan. 14.

For detailed definitions of the populations discussed in the phases below, see the guidance document here.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (began Dec.): Hospitals, Long-term care facilities and residents, including Department of Mental Health (DMH)-operated facilities; Home health, Hospice, Dialysis centers, Urgent care; Vaccinator staff and those administering COVID testing; Congregate community healthcare settings staff and residents, including DMH contracted settings and adult day cares; EMS and High-risk non-congregate healthcare, including clinics, physicians, and home care providers; All remaining patient-facing healthcare providers, including but not limited to health care workers in emergency shelters, dental offices, school nurses, pharmacies, public health clinics, mental/behavioral health providers, and correctional settings.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 1 (began Jan. 14): Non-Patient Facing Public Health Infrastructure; First Responders; Emergency Management and Public Works; Emergency Services Sector.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 2 (began Jan. 18): Anyone aged 65 and older; Any adults with cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD, Heart Conditions, weakened immune system due to organ transplant, severe obesity (BMI >40), pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B - Tier 3: Critical Infrastructure workers, including Education; Childcare; Communications Sector; Dams Sector; Energy Sector; Food/Agriculture Sector^; Government; Information Technology Sector; Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector; Transportation Systems Sector; Water and Wastewater Systems Sector.

  • Phase 2: Populations at high risk (prisoners, homeless)

  • Phase 3: All residents

^ Food/Agriculture Sector within Phase 1b - Tier 3, includes: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, and related operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale and retail sales, including grocery and convenience stores where groceries are sold; includes veterinary services.

Montana

Currently, Montana is in Phase 1B of its statewide vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Frontline healthcare workers; Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities; healthcare workers with direct patient contact or virus exposure.

  • Phase 1B (Jan. 19): Persons aged 70+; American Indians and other people of color who may be at elevated risk; Persons aged 16-69 with high-risk medical conditions.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B+ (Mar. 8): persons aged 60 and older and those with certain medical conditions not included in original Phase 1B.

  • Phase 1C: Frontline Essential Workers not already included in Phase 1B or Phase 1B+; Individuals residing in congregate care and correctional facilities not already included in Phase 1B or Phase 1B+.

  • Phase 2: All residents aged 16 or older

Nebraska

Currently, Nebraska is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Healthcare personnel (e.g., hospitals, home health care, pharmacies, EMS, outpatient, public health); Long-term care facility residents and staff.

  • Phase 1B (Jan.): persons 65 years and older; those with medical conditions that are at high-risk for severe COVID-19 (age 18+); Workers in critical industries who are unable to work remotely: First responders (e.g., firefighters, police); Education (e.g., teachers, support staff, daycare); Food & Agriculture; Utilities; Corrections workers; U.S. Postal Service workers; Public transit workers; Grocery store workers.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1C (mid Apr.): Vulnerable populations (e.g., disabled, congregate living).

  • Phase 2 (May): General population.

Nevada

Each county in Nevada has its own COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan based on the needs of its population and how quickly it moves through priority populations. Information on specific county plans is available here.

On Jan. 11, Gov. Sisolak also announced the state will prioritize vaccinations for people age 70 and above. Previously, the minimum age for seniors had been 75. Beginning February 22, Nevadans ages 65 and older can begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

For example, currently eligible populations for the Southern Nevada Health District:

  • Health Care Workforce (previously Tier One) including personnel who work in: Hospitals, Long term care (includes residents), Laboratories, Diagnostic imaging, Pharmacies, Medical/dental services, First responders (EMT/paramedics);
  • People 65 years old and over;
  • Public Safety & Security: NV Dept. of Corrections staff; Law enforcement, public safety and national security, State and local emergency operations managers/staff;
  • Frontline Community Support: Education (Pre-K & K-12) and childcare — public/private/charter school settings; Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) frontline educators, staff and students; Community support frontline staff (i.e. frontline workers who support food, shelter, court/legal and social services, and other necessities of life for needy groups and individuals); Continuity of Governance (state and local).
  • Frontline Supply Chain & Logistics: Agriculture and food processing; End-to-end essential goods supply chain (includes manufacturing, transport, distribution and sale of essential items); utilities and communications infrastructure; Nevada Department of Transportation and local emergency road personnel; Essential airport operations; Other essential transportation.

The Nevada State Immunization Program (NSIP) is working with Nevada’s local health departments, hospitals, and clinics to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once available. NSIP is currently identifying facilities that have the capacity to properly stock, administer, and maintain COVID-19 vaccine and meet additional federal and state requirements.

At this time, COVID-19 vaccines will become accessible in phases as allocation increases.

  • Phase 1: Potentially limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses available. Focus initial efforts on reaching healthcare personnel, people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, people aged 65 years and older, and other essential workers who keep Nevada’s infrastructure operating.

  • Phase 2: Large number of vaccine doses available. Focus will be on ensuring access to vaccine for members of Phase 1 critical populations who were not yet vaccinated as well as for the general population.

  • Phase 3: Enough doses for entire population will be available. Focus will be on ensuring equitable vaccination access across Nevada’s population.

New Hampshire

Currently, New Hampshire is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): At-risk health workers, residents of long-term care facilities and first responders.

  • Phase 1b (Jan. 26): Persons 65 years old and older; the medically vulnerable, intellectual and developmental disability residential facilities, correctional facility staff, and remaining health workers and first responders.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 2a (~end of Mar.): Staff working in New Hampshire: Schools serving children in kindergarten through grade 12; Child care and Head Start and Early Head Start programs; and Youth recreation camps.

  • Phase 2B: people 50-64 years old

  • Phase 3a: medically vulnerable under the age of 50

  • Phase 3b: everyone else not already vaccinated

New Jersey

Currently, New Jersey is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan. Phase 1A began on Dec. 15, 2020, and the state transitioned to Phase 1B on Jan. 14, 2021.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec. 15): paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials; residents and staff of long-term congregate settings.

  • Phase 1B (Jan. 14): Individuals aged 65 and older; Sworn law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders; individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus; Additional frontline essential workers.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1C (Mar. 15): Pre-K through 12th grade teachers and education staff members; Child care workers in licensed and registered settings; Motor Vehicle Commission workers; NJ Transit workers and other transportation workers; Public and local transportation workers, including bus, taxi, rideshare and airport employees; All public safety personal who have not already been made eligible such as probation officers, child protective service workers and probation officers; Members of tribal communities; Migrant farmworkers; People who are homeless and people living in homeless shelters or domestic violence shelters.

  • Phase 1D (Mar. 29): frontline essential workers in the restaurant, food processing and distribution industries, grocery personnel, warehouse workers, remaining eldercare workers, hospitality workers, elections workers, clergy, postal and other shipping workers, and judicial system employees.

  • Phase 2: General Public.

New Mexico

Currently, New Mexico is in the first part of Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan. The state opened eligibility on Jan. 8, 2021, for those 75 years old and older and those at risk of COVID-19 complications from Phase 1B, the remaining populations in Phase 1B (e.g., frontline essential workers and vulnerable populations) are not yet eligible.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Hospital personnel, residents and staff of long-term care facilities, medical first responders, congregate setting workers, persons providing direct medical care, home-based healthcare and hospice workers.

  • Phase 1B (Jan. 8): People 75+, people 16+ at risk of COVID complications.

Future eligible populations:

  • Remaining Phase 1B: frontline essential workers unable to work remotely (early education, K-12 educators, caregivers, grocery stores, food and agriculture, public transit, critical manufacturing, public health, public safety, mortuaries, indigent care, non-hospital labs), vulnerable populations, residents of congregate settings.

  • Phase 1C: Adults 60+, other essential workers (transport and logistics, utilities, energy, water, wastewater, food service, retail, shelter and housing, financial services, IT and communications, legal and accounting, media, veterinary and livestock.

  • Phase 2: Members of the general public 16+

New York

Currently, New York is in in Phase 1a and Phase 1b - Group 3 of the state's vaccination plan. The state expanded eligibility to an initial group of Phase 1b, however, individuals in Phase 1b should expect appointments up to 14 weeks out from the day they schedule an appointment.

On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Cuomo expanded Phase 1b of the state’s vaccination plan to include individuals age 65 and older and immunocompromised individuals. Previously, only individuals 75 and older were eligible.

E.O. 202.88 (issued Jan. 4, 2021) was amended by E.O. 202.89 (issued Jan. 7, 2021) to update required administration dates for the COVID-19 Vaccine. E.O. 202.86 Provides that healthcare providers must require any person who is receiving a COVID-19 vaccine to provide an attestation that they are a member of a specific priority group that has been determined by the DOH to be eligible for the vaccine. Link to State Vaccination Plan.

E.O. 202.90 (issued Jan. 12, 2021) relates to temporarily permitting certain individuals to be licensed as a “pharmacy technician” in the State of New York and, in such capacity, allow them to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Amends E.O. 202.82 related to permitting individuals to administer vaccines to permit such individuals to administer vaccinations against COVID-19 provided that they meet all training requirements and conditions determined appropriate by the Commissioner of Health.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec): High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff); Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities; Federally Qualified Health Center employees; EMS workers; Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers; Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities; Urgent Care providers; Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff; All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care; All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff); All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations; Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program.

  • Phase 1b (Jan. 11): Individuals Age 65 and older; First Responder and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies; Corrections; In-person college instructors; P-12 Schools; Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers; Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting; Grocery store workers; Public Transit; Individuals living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of the same household; Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents.

  • Phase 1b - Group 2 (Feb. 2): NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) licensed drivers; Restaurant workers and restaurant delivery workers.

  • Phase 1b - Group 3 (Feb. 15): Adults of any age with conditions (from an approved list) due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c: Other at-risk groups (to be determined by New York State); All other essential workers (to be determined by New York State).

  • Phase 2: All other people.

North Carolina

Currently, North Carolina is in Group 3 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Group 1 (Dec.): Health care workers with in-person patient contact; Long-term care staff and residents—people in skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and continuing care retirement communities.

  • Group 2 (Jan. 18): Anyone 65 years or older, regardless of health status or living situation.

  • Group 3(Feb. 24): The CDC defines frontline essential workers as workers who are in sectors essential to the functioning of society and who are at substantially higher risk for exposure to COVID-19.

  • Expanded Group 3 (Mar. 3): People working in the energy and hazardous materials sectors, and in food and agriculture.

Future eligible populations

  • Group 4 (Mar 24): Anyone 16-64 years old with high-risk medical conditions that increase risk of severe disease from COVID-19 such as cancer, COPD, serious heart conditions, sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes, among others, regardless of living situation; Anyone who is incarcerated or living in other close group living settings who is not already vaccinated due to age, medical condition or job function; Essential workers not yet vaccinated. The CDC defines these as workers in transportation and logistics, water and wastewater, food service, shelter and housing (e.g., construction), finance (e.g., bank tellers), information technology and communications, energy, legal, media, public safety (e.g., engineers) and public health workers.

  • Group 5: Everyone who wants a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination.

North Dakota

Currently, most providers are in Phase 1B of North Dakota's vaccine rollout with some providers having moved on to Phase 1C.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A: Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Residents, including Health care workers in direct contact with COVID-19 ; First responders; Long-term care residents and staff.

  • Phase 1B: Persons age 75 and older; Persons age 65 – 74 with two or more high-risk medical conditions; Staff and persons living in other congregate settings (i.e., corrections, group homes, treatment centers, homeless shelters, etc.); Persons age 65 and older with one or more high-risk medical conditions; Persons age 65 and older with or without high-risk medical conditions; Persons with two or more high-risk medical conditions regardless of age; Child care workers Workers employed by preschools or Kindergarten through 12th grade (e.g., teachers, nutritional services, aides, bus drivers, principals, administrative staff, custodians).

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1C: National Guard, not previously covered; Workers enabling access to human food (i.e., grocery workers), not including restaurant workers; Public safety answering points (911); Manufacturing related to the development or supply of COVID-19 vaccine; Other healthcare/public health workers not included in phase 1A; Free standing clinical laundries; Public transit, including bus, taxi, ride-share; Persons age 16 – 64 with one or more high-risk medical conditions; Blood bank workers not previously vaccinated; Information Technology; All other essential workers per Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

  • Phase 2: general population.

Ohio

Currently, Ohio is in Phase 1C of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Healthcare workers and personnel who are routinely involved in the care of COVID-19 patients; Residents and staff in nursing homes; Residents and staff in assisted living facilities; Patients and staff at state psychiatric hospitals; People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, who live in group homes, residential facilities, or centers, and staff at those locations; Residents and staff at our two state-run homes for Ohio veterans; EMS responders.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 1: (Jan. 19): Ohioans 80 years of age and older.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 2: (Jan. 25): Ohioans 75 years of age and older; those with a developmental or intellectual disability AND one of the conditions: cerebral palsy; spina bifida; severe congenital heart disease requiring hospitalization within the past year; severe type 1 diabetes requiring hospitalization within the past year; inherited metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria; severe neurological disorders including epilepsy, hydrocephaly, and microcephaly; severe genetic disorders including Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Turner syndrome, and muscular dystrophy; severe lung disease, including asthma requiring hospitalization within the past year, and cystic fibrosis; sickle cell anemia; and alpha and beta thalassemia; and solid organ transplant patients. If people believe they fit in this category, they should contact their local board of developmental disabilities, which will help coordinate vaccinations.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 3: (Feb. 1): Ohioans 70 years of age and older; employees of K-12 schools that wish to remain or return to in-person or hybrid models.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 4 (Feb. 8): Ohioans 65 years of age and older.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 5 (Feb. 15): Ohioans born with or who have early childhood conditions that are carried into adulthood, which put them at a higher risk for adverse outcomes due to COVID-19.

  • Phase 1C (Mar. 4): Individuals who have additional medical conditions that may increase their risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19; Ohioans who work in certain occupations, including child care services, funeral services, and law enforcement and correction services.

  • Phase 2 (Mar. 4): Ohioans 60 years of age and older.

Future eligible populations:

  • TBD
Oklahoma

Currently, Oklahoma is in Phase 2 - Group 2 of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1 (Dec. 14): Long term care residents and staff; health care workers supporting direct inpatient care; public health staff conducting frontline mitigation; Oklahoma licensed emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

  • Phase 2 - Group 1 (Jan. 4): Adults age 65 and older; first responders (paid and unpaid); Health care workers providing outpatient care.

  • Phase 2 - Group 2 (Feb. 22): Adults with comorbidities (any age); teachers and staff of Pre-K-12 schools.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 2 - Group 3: Staff and residents in congregate locations; public health staff supporting front line efforts.

  • Phase 3: Teachers, staff, and residents in other educational settings, critical infrastructure personnel as specified in 3rd Executive Order. The state has a broad definition of critical infrastructure personnel It includes Commercial Retail Stores that supply essential sectors including convenience stores, general merchandise stores, liquor, pet supply stores, auto supplies and repair, hardware and home improvement, and home appliance retailers. Other critical infrastructure personnel includes Healthcare/public health, law enforcement, public safety, first responders, food and agriculture, energy, water and wastewater, transportation and logistics, public works, communications and IT, critical manufacturing, financial services, chemical, commercial and professional services, defense industrial base, and other community-based government operations and essential functions.

  • Phase 4: all Oklahoma residents.

Oregon

Currently, Oregon is in Phase 1B - Group 5 of the state's vaccination plan.

On Jan. 12, 2021, Gov. Brown announced that individuals age 65 and older will be included in the next phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, starting Jan. 23, along with childcare workers and school staff. However, Brown later had to reverse herself and delay vaccination of 65+ year olds whenthe promised vaccines from the federal government did not materialize on the schedule originally indicated.

On Jan. 5, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority announced that the state was shifting its approach from one where Phase 1a vaccine sequencing was required, to allowing anyone included in Phase 1a, Groups 1-4 to be considered eligible for vaccine at this time. The Health Authority directed providers and vaccine sites to vaccinate in a manner that provides the greatest efficiency to maximize vaccinations, however to the extent possible providers should follow the sequencing outlined in the plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A - Group 1 (began Dec. 12): hospitals; urgent care; skilled nursing and memory care facility HCP and residents; tribal health programs; EMS providers and other first responders.

  • Phase 1A - Group 2 (began Jan. 5): other LTCFs and congregate care sites including HCP and residents; hospice programs; mobile crisis care and related services; secure transport; individuals working in a correctional setting.

  • Phase 1A - Group 3 (began Jan. 5): outpatient settings serving specific high-risk groups; in home care; day treatment services; non-emergency medical transport (NEMT).

  • Phase 1A - Group 4 (began Jan. 5): HCP in other outpatient, public health, and early learning settings; death care workers.

  • Phase 1B - Group 1 (Jan. 25): Childcare providers, early learning and K-12 educators and staff.

  • Phase 1B - Group 2 (Feb. 8): Oregonians age 80 and over.

  • Phase 1B - Group 3 (Feb. 15): Oregonians age 75 and over.

  • Phase 1B - Group 4 (Feb. 22): Oregonians age 70 and over.

  • Phase 1B - Group 5(Mar. 1): Oregonians age 65 and over.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B - Group 6(Mar 29): Oregonians 45–64 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk; Migrant and seasonal farm workers; Seafood and agricultural workers; Food processing workers; People living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living.
  • Phase 1B - Group 6(May 1): All other frontline workers as defined by the CDC; Individuals age 16-45 with underlying health conditions; Multigenerational household members;
  • Phase 2 - Group 1(June 1): Oregonians aged 45 to 64.
  • Phase 2 - Group 2(July 1): Oregonians 16 and older eligible.

Subsequent groups will be determined in coordination with the Vaccine Advisory Committee and shared on OHA’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage. These are examples of groups of people who may included:

  • Critical workers in high-risk settings — workers who are in industries essential to the functioning of society and substantially higher risk of exposure.

  • People of all ages with underlying conditions that put them at moderately higher risk.

  • People in prisons, jails, detention centers, and similar facilities, and staff who work in such settings.

  • General population.

Pennsylvania

Currently, Pennsylvania is in Phase 1A of the state's vaccine rollout.

On Jan. 19, 2021, the state added populations most at-risk of illness to Phase 1A, such as health care workers and Pennsylvanians living in long-term care facilities, persons age 65 and older, and those with high-risk conditions.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (began Dec.): Long-term care facility residents; Health care personnel; Persons not directly involved in patient care but potentially exposed to infectious material that can transmit disease among or from health care personnel and patients; Persons ages 65 and older; Persons ages 16-64 with high-risk conditions.
  • Alternate Phase 1A (March): Pre-K - 12 teachers and staff are eligible to receive the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine with priority going to teachers and staff who work in Pre-K, elementary, and special education instruction. This phase is separate from Phase 1A and individuals previously eligible for Phase 1A continue. to be eligible for all available Covid-19 vaccines.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1B: People in congregate settings not otherwise specified as long-term care facilities, and persons receiving home and community-based services; First responders; Correctional officers and other workers serving people in congregate care settings not included in Phase 1A; Food and agricultural workers; U.S. Postal Service workers; Manufacturing workers; Grocery store workers; Education workers Clergy and other essential support for houses of worship; Public transit workers; Individuals caring for children or adults in early childhood and adult day programs.

  • Phase 1C: Essential workers in these sectors: Transportation and logistics; Water and wastewater; Food service; Housing construction; Finance, including bank tellers; Information technology; Communications; Energy, including nuclear reactors; Legal services; Federal, state, county and local government workers, including county election workers, elected officials and members of the judiciary and their staff; Media; Public safety; Public health workers.

  • Phase 2: All individuals not previously covered who are 16 and older and do not have a contraindication to the vaccine.

Rhode Island

Currently, Rhode Island is in Group 3 of the state's vaccination plan. Rhode Island has begun vaccinating individuals age 65 and older and is targeting mid-March as a starting date to vaccinate people 60 and older (as well as all other individuals aged 16 and over with underlying health conditions). Previously, only health care workers, first responders, and nursing home residents and staff were eligible.

Moving forward, Rhode Island is vaccinating using a primarily age-based approach, with accelerated distribution to individuals in the most vulnerable geographies and individuals with health conditions known to put them at higher risk.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Group 1 (Dec. & Jan.): Healthcare workers, first responders, congregate settings, and other groups. This phase includes: Mass vaccination volunteers and staff; Medical staff, high-risk correctional officers, high-risk incarcerated persons; Nursing home staff and residents; Community health center staff; Respiratory care and urgent care clinic staff; Other frontline workers (State Lab, OSME, nursing home surveyors); Laboratories doing COVID-19 testing; College health services (COVID-19 specimen collectors); Pharmacists; Harm reduction staff; Patient-facing clinical students; Alternate hospital location frontline staff; Group homes for individuals primarily 65 and older, assisted living, elderly housing with residential services; Targeted Group Home Staff and Residents; Rhode Island Blood Center; Outpatient providers; Blood, organ, and tissue donation providers; Community and Family Caregivers; Other congregate living staff

  • Group 2 (Feb. 18): Age 75+.

  • Group 3 (Feb. 22): Age 65-74.

Future eligible populations:

  • Group 4 (mid Mar.): Age 64-60; Age 64-16 with underlying health conditions.

  • Group 5 (mid Mar.): Age 64-16 with underlying health conditions.

  • Group 6 (early Apr.): Age 59-50.

  • Group 7 (mid May): Age 49-40.

  • Group 8 (early June): Age 39-16.

South Carolina

Currently, South Carolina is in Phase 1a of the state's vaccination plan.

Phase 1b of vaccination starting March 8. The phase will include everyone aged 55 and older, anyone 16 and older with a high-risk health condition (including cancer, heart disease, and obesity), inmates and correctional officers, and homeless shelter residents and workers.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (began Dec.): 70+ year olds, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions (eligible Jan. 13); Anesthesiology assistants, registered cardiovascular invasive specialists, and operating room staff ; Athletic Trainers; American Sign Language (ASL) and other interpreters in healthcare facilities ; Autopsy room staff, coroners, embalmers, and funeral home staff at risk of exposure to bodily fluids; Chiropractors ; Dentists and dental hygienists and technicians; Dietary and food services staff in healthcare facilities ; Environmental services staff in healthcare facilities ; Harbor pilots; Home health and hospice workers; Hospital transport personnel; Hospital inpatients 65 and older; Laboratory personnel and phlebotomists; Licensed dietitians; Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) residents and staff; Medical assistants; Medical first responders (paid and volunteer); Nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse’s aides/ assistants; Opticians and optometrists and assistants/ technicians; Parents who are home caregivers of a child who is medically fragile or complex or severely disabled; Persons providing medical care in correctional facilities and correctional officers; Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians; Physical and occupational therapists and assistants; Physicians, including medical house staff, and physician assistants; Podiatrists; Public health healthcare workers who are frequently interacting with persons with potential COVID-19 infection; Radiology technicians; Respiratory care practitioners, such as respiratory therapists; Speech language pathologists and assistants and audiologists; State/local government employees and their contractors who are mission-critical for maintaining operations of COVID-19 vaccinations and testing in SC ; Students and interns of the above categories.

  • Expanded Phase 1a (Feb. 8): All people aged 65 and older.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1b (Mar. 8): All people aged 55 and older; anyone 16 and older with a high-risk health condition (e.g., cancer, heart disease, and obesity); inmates and correctional officers; and homeless shelter residents and workers.

  • Phase 1c (~ Apr. 12): All people 45 or older; and all workers the CDC classifies as essential.

  • Phase 2 (~ May 3): All people aged 16 and older.

South Dakota

Currently, South Dakota is in partial Phase 1D of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

• Phase 1A: frontline healthcare workers and long-term care facility healthcare workers.

• Phase 1B: long-term care residents.

• Phase 1C: EMS, public health workers, and other healthcare workers (lab & clinic staff).

• Phase 1D: persons aged 65 years and older (expanded from 80+ on Feb. 8; from 75+ ion Feb. 15; from 70+ ion Feb. 22); high-risk patients (those on dialysis, post-transplant, and active cancer); high risk residents in congregate settings.

Future eligible populations:

• Remaining Phase 1D: persons with 2 or more underlying medical conditions under the age of 65, teachers and other school/college staff, funeral service workers.

• Phase 1E: fire service personnel, and public-facing workers in essential and critical infrastructure.

• Phase 2: all others 16 years and other.

Tennessee

Tennessee counties will move through the phases of the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan at different times, based on the availability of vaccines. Tennessee began vaccinating individuals aged 70 and older on Feb. 2, 2021, regardless of which phase their county is currently in.

As of March 3, 2021, all 95 counties are in at least Phase 1a2 of vaccination and 93 counties are in Phase 1b.

Phases as outlined by the state:

  • Tennessee is vaccinating anyone aged 70 and older, no matter what phase they may fall in, as they are at highest risk for serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. Additionally 91 counties are currently vaccinating people aged 65 and over.

  • Phase 1a1: Inpatient health care workers; Other health care workers with high-risk exposure to COVID-19; Residents and staff members of long-term health care facilities; First responders; People age 18 and over who are not able to live independently due to health care conditions or developmental or intellectual disability.

  • Phase 1a2: All other health care workers; Funeral home and mortuary service workers.

  • Phase 1b: School and child care facility workers; First responder agency administrative service workers.

  • Phase 1c: People age 16 and older who have high-risk health conditions.

  • Phase 2: Critical infrastructure workers.

  • Phase 3: People in congregate living facilities; Grocery store workers; People in correctional facilities.

Texas

Currently, Texas is in Phase 1B of the state's vaccine distribution plan. Texas began Phase 1A on Dec. 14, 2020, and transitioned to Phase 1B on Dec. 28, 2020. Texas added Down Syndrome to the list of chronic medical conditions eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1B on Jan. 21, 2021.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec. 14): Phase 1a: Health care workers and long-term care residents

  • Phase 1B (Dec. 28: People 65 years of age and older; People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Down Syndrome, Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies, Solid organ transplantation, Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease, Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Future eligible populations:

Eligibility under Phases 1c, 2 and 3 have not yet been specified.

Utah

Currently, Utah is in Group 3 (unofficial name) of the state's vaccination plan. The state first began vaccinating health care workers, long-term care facilities, and first responders and on Jan. 11 expanded eligibility to adults 70 years old and older and K-12 teachers and school staff.

On Feb. 4, Gov. Cox (R) announced that people age 65 and older will be eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines on March 1. He also announced that Utahns age 18 and older with specific, state-identified medical conditions, such as HIV or certain kinds of cancers, will also become eligible.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Group 1 (Dec.): Healthcare workers; long-term care facility staff and residents; first responders.

  • Group 2 (Jan. 11): ages 70 and older; and K-12 teachers and school staff.

  • Group 3 (Mar. 1): ages 65 and older; Utahns age 18 and older with specific, state-identified medical conditions, such as HIV or certain kinds of cancers.

Future eligible populations:

  • 50 years and older (Mar. 8)
  • Utah expect COVID-19 vaccines will be available starting in April for other age groups, people with underlying medical conditions not listed above, and those who live in congregate settings and are at higher risk for the virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines should be available for the general public in late spring or early summer.
Vermont

Currently, Vermont is in Phase 1D of the state's vaccination plan (note, Vermont hasn't actually named its phases).

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (Dec.): Health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities.

  • Phase 1B (Jan. 25): People 75 years and older.

  • Phase 1C (Feb. 16): People 70 years and older.

  • Phase 1D (Mar. 1): People 65 years and older.

Future eligible populations:

  • Mar. 8: People aged 55 and older with underlying health conditions; K-12 teachers and staff, and child care workers.

  • Mar. 15: People aged 16 and older with underlying health conditions

  • After age groups, the vaccine will be available to people in Vermont who have certain high-risk health conditions. These are medical conditions that put them at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as identified by the CDC.

Virginia

Currently, Virginia is in Phase 1b of the state's vaccination plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a (Dec.): Healthcare personnel; residents of long-term care facilities

  • Phase 1b (Jan. 14): People age 65+; Frontline Essential Workers (e.g., Police, Fire, and Hazmat; Corrections and homeless shelter workers; Childcare/PreK-12 Teachers/Staff; Food and Agriculture; Manufacturing; Grocery store workers; Public transit workers; Mail carriers; Officials needed to maintain continuity of government); People Living in Correctional Facilities, Homeless Shelters, and Migrant Labor Camps; People aged 16 through 64 years with a High Risk Medical Condition or Disability that Increases Their Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c: Other essential workers (Energy; Water, wastewater, and waste removal workers; Housing Construction; Food Service; Transportation and Logistics; Institutions of Higher; Education Faculty/Staff; Finance; Information Technology & Communication; Media; Legal Services; Public Safety (engineers); Other Public Health Workers).
Washington

Currently, Washington is in Phase 1B - Tier 1 of the state's vaccine distribution plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a - Tier 1 (Dec. 31): High-risk workers in health care settings; High-risk first responders; Residents and staff of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals over 65 years of age are receiving care, supervision, or assistance.

  • Phase 1a - Tier 2 (Jan.): All other workers at risk to COVID working in health care settings.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 1 (Jan. 18): All people 65 years and older; People 50 years and older in multigenerational households.

  • Expanded Phase 1b - Tier 1 (Mar. 2): K-12 teachers and child care workers.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1b - Tier 2: High-risk critical workers 50 years and older who work in certain congregate settings.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 3: People 16 years and older with 2 or more co-morbidities or underlying conditions.

  • Phase 1b - Tier 4: High risk critical workers under age 50 in certain congregate settings (as noted above in Tier 2); People (residents, staff, volunteers) in congregate living settings (e.g., correction facilities, prisons, jails, detention centers; group homes for people with disabilities) and people experiencing homelessness that access services or live in congregate settings (e.g., shelters, temporary housing).

The state hopes to get to phase 1B tiers 2, 3 and 4 in late winter or early spring. The state is going to get through 50% of tier 1 before they add in anyone else.

West Virginia

Currently, all West Virginians ages 16 and older are encouraged to pre-register in the West Virginia COVID-19 Vaccine Registration System. When a vaccine is available for you based on supply and your demographics and location, you will receive a notification through the preferred method you selected (email/text/phone/TTY) in the registration system.

On Mar. 3, 2021, West Virginia expanded vaccine eligibility to residents 50 and older, school teachers and staff 40 and older, and people 16 and older with chronic medical conditions. residents 50 and older are eligible to receive coronavirus vaccines.

On Jan. 19, the governor announced that all residents 65 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The estimated timeframe for the general population is March – October at this time, which is based on the federal supply.

  • Phase 1-A: Hospitals (acute care units and airway specialists), Long-term care facilities, pharmacy workers.
  • Phase 1-B: Community infrastructure, emergency response, public health officials, first responders.
  • Phase 1-C: Remaining hospital staff, clinics and other high risk settings, home health/hospice workers (Aged 50 and older first)
  • Phase 1-D: Other critical sectors vital to state/government services, including utility workers, educators, and some government officials
  • Phase 2-A: General population prioritized by age and individuals with preexisting conditions with a doctor's order.
  • Phase 2-B: Other Health Care and Critical Workers
  • Phase 2-C: General Populace

Retailers/manufacturing: Due to limited supply, this group is not yet being scheduled for the vaccine. If you fall into this eligibility category due to your job and have not yet heard from your employer or your association yet - please be patient. Your employer and or association is working with the state to coordinate the COVID-19 vaccination process and more information will be coming soon.

Wisconsin

Currently, Wisconsin is in Phase 1B - Tier 3 of the state's vaccine distribution plan.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1A (began Dec.): Frontline health care personnel; Residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 1 (Jan. 18): Police and fire personnel

  • Phase 1B - Tier 2 (Jan. 25): Adults ages 65 and over.

  • Phase 1B - Tier 3 (Mar. 1): Education and child care; individuals enrolled in Medicaid long-term care programs; some public-facing essential workers (e.g., 911 operators, Utility and communications infrastructure, Public transit, Food supply chain); non-frontline essential health care personnel; facility staff and residents in congregate living settings.

While some groups became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on March 1, vaccine providers should prioritize previously eligible groups before newer groups. Based on the amount of vaccine doses available, it will take months for all newly eligible groups to get vaccinated. Education staff are the first priority of the groups that became eligible on March 1.

Future eligible populations:

More than 700,000 Wisconsinites became eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine on March 1. It will take months for everyone who is currently eligible to get vaccinated. The state is still making decisions about who will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine next.

Wyoming

Counties in Wyoming are administering the vaccine locally and are working through Phases 1a-1c. Currently, most counties are vaccinating groups that fall into Phase 1b.

Wyoming is determining priority groups and ordering vaccine supply at the state level. Coordination and administion the vaccine is happening on the county level.

Currently eligible populations:

  • Phase 1a: community and tribal healthcare workers involved in direct patient care, residents of Wyoming’s long-term care facilities, laboratory staff, pharmacy staff, law enforcement and other first responders.

  • Phase 1b: people who are 65 years of age or older, frontline essential workers who must interact with the public and are unable to consistently physically distance from others.

Future eligible populations:

  • Phase 1c: people experiencing homeless, residents of congregate care or living settings (including prisons), members of the essential critical infrastructure workforce as defined in Wyoming guidance, and students in college dormitories.

Eligibility under additional phases have not yet been specified.