In a press conference Thursday, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will be receiving 327,000 doses of the new Pfizer COVID19 vaccine in mid December.
The Drafting Guidelines Workgroup & Community Advisory Committee have now finalized recommendations for who will receive the initial doses.
Those recommendations are prioritized into the following three tiers:
- Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals
- Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable
- Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services
- Dialysis centers
- Intermediate care facilities
- Home healthcare & supportive services
- Community health workers
- Public health field staff
- Primary Care clinics, including Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics and urgent care clinics
Tier 3: Other settings and health care workers, including:
- Specialty clinics
- Laboratory workers
- Dental / oral health clinics
- Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers
Gov. Newsom also said the doses will be distributed through six regions in the state. Below is a breakdown of the doses per region:
- Region 1: 126,750
- Region 2: 80,497
- Region 3: 8,592
- Region 4: 35,145
- Region 5: 16,706
- Region 6: 59,910
On Friday these regions will make orders based on prioritizations of the 3 tiers listed above.
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