Vaccinating those most vulnerable and those protecting them
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.
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: First Responders & Emergency Services
Protecting those who keep us safe and help us during an emergency
Public Health Administrators and Staff
Phase 1B – Tier 2: High Risk Individuals
Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness
Anyone 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.
Phase 1B – Tier 3: Critical Infrastructure
Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running