In anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine availability, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) is preparing to receive and distribute vaccines later this month. This work includes developing plans to ensure equitable and timely distribution, assessing logistical capabilities, and communicating vaccine safety and effectiveness to diverse populations in multiple sectors.
Additionally, DCHD officials are working with partners at all levels, including hospitals, health care providers, and community leaders, on flexible COVID-19 vaccination programs that can accommodate different vaccines and scenarios.
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and their Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, DCHD will follow a multi-phased approach. The following priority groups have been recommended for vaccination at this time. These are subject to change.
• Phase 1a: Health care personnel and long-term care residents will be prioritized for initial vaccine allocation.
• Phase 1b: Essential workers (e.g., Education Sector, Food & Agriculture, Utilities, Police, Firefighters, Corrections Officers, Transportation).
• Phase 1c: Adults with high-risk medical conditions and adults 65 years and older.
Additional information on the implementation and local availability of a COVID-19 vaccine will be shared as it becomes available.
Read the full press release or visit the DuPage County Health Department website for the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 Vaccine.