OR, WA Plans Suggest Health Care Vaccines Before Elderly High Risk
Washington State has apparently completed it's "interim" COVID vaccine plan, but it reads in a difficult manner.
The plan was due to the Feds by October 16th. According to the plan itself:
*Develop an equitable vaccine allocation framework that identifies critical populations to receive vaccine in each phase of the COVID-19 vaccination response,
• Identify and recruit COVID-19 vaccination providers.
• Support distribution of the vaccine in phases according to the allocation framework.
• Gather feedback from communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 or at higher risk of contracting the disease.
* Conduct outreach and education in an equitable way. Ensure our materials are appropriate for communities that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
• Train enrolled providers on proper vaccine storage, handling, and administration.
• Train enrolled providers on reminder/recall techniques and effective vaccine promotion.
• Build vaccine confidence and trust within Washington communities.
• Provide timely, accurate, and credible information to the people of Washington on COVID-19 vaccine, including safety information.
• Promote COVID-19 vaccination to everyone who qualifies to receive it in each phase.
• Gather and monitor vaccine administration data and provider enrollment data.
It reads as a very cumbersome document. It also appears that both WA and OR are putting health care and essential workers ahead of elderly and/or high risk catergory patients.
According to KING-5 TV, the following groups in WA and OR would rank highly on the list of those who receive the vaccine as a priority. WA state wants to emphasize whaty they call "disproportionately affected communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, tribal members, prisoners and the homeless."
To see Washington's "plan" click on the button below.