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.

The full recommendations are available here. A CDPH press statement is available here.