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Washington County Vaccination Update 



Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment (PHE) is a registered COVID-19 vaccine provider.  This message is an update for you regarding PHE Vaccination efforts and to seek input from Phase 1a, third priority organizations.

We are asking all Phase 1a, third priority organizations in Washington County to complete the survey. Many organizations have already completed it.  Thank you.  If you have not yet completed this survey, that we previously sent, please complete it now. This is the same survey distributed a few weeks ago so if you have already submitted, please do not submit twice. If your organization category is not specifically identified here, please use your best judgement.  The goal is to have your organization name and staff numbers.

Information regarding vaccination allocations and efforts changes frequently.  Washington County PHE anticipates vaccination of third priority groups soon, and will send links for online appointments when vaccine supply allows. 

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has established a phased vaccine administration approach and has outlined priority populations.  The goal for the first doses of vaccine, Phase 1a, is to protect those who are exposed to COVID-19 every day because of what they do, who they care for, or where they live. This phase is separated into three priority groups.   Phase 1a, first priority is nearing completion.  Washington County PHE is already collaborating to vaccinate Phase 1a second priority populations.  Washington County PHE is now entering into planning for vaccination to Phase 1a, third priority, which will start soon, as vaccine allocations allow.

Phase 1a, third priority includes all remaining Health Care Providers (HCP) not included in the first and second priority groups that are unable to telework. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • HCP that work in hospitals
  • ambulatory and outpatient settings
  • home health settings
  • emergency shelters
  • long term care facilities
  • dental offices
  • pharmacies
  • public health clinics
  • mental/behavioral health settings
  • correctional settings
  • group homes
  • hospice workers
  • school nurses
  • funeral directors and morticians