Interim Considerations for Phased Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)
This guidance from CDC provides interim considerations for phased implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination and sub-prioritization among recommended populations.
The two key takeways for the homelessness services system are:
- “Frontline essential” workers are a subset of “essential” workers and are defined as workers in close proximity to others (e.g., closer than 6 feet). CDC recommends that “frontline essential” workers be included in the 1b vaccination group; and
- Because of increased rates of transmission within congregate living settings, and based on local epidemiology and implementation considerations, tribal, state and local jurisdictions may choose to vaccinate homelessness residents at the same time as they vaccinate “frontline essential” workers (e.g., within the 1b vaccination group).