CDPH Issues Recommendations to LHDs and Providers on COVID-19 Vaccines
On Thursday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued vaccine recommendations to local health departments (LHDs) and providers focused on accelerating the pace of COVID-19 vaccine administration. The recommendations clarify the state’s vaccine prioritization process and authorize LHDs and providers to offer doses to lower priority groups when high-priority demand subsides or when doses are about to expire.
LHDs and providers are directed to immediately administer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in all tiers of Phase 1a. In addition to frontline health care workers, this includes a wide range of professionals in health care settings, such as community health workers, public health field staff, primary care clinics, specialty clinics, laboratory workers, dental clinics, and pharmacy staff.