IMPERIAL COUNTY — Imperial County Health Officials announced Wednesday, January 6, that COVID-19 vaccination will begin for individuals in Phase 1a, Tier 2, according to a press release.

Tier 2 includes essential, high-risk employees in intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care, home health care, and in-home supportive services, public health field staff, primary care clinics, including Federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, correctional facility clinics and urgent care clinics, outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, mental health facilities, crisis stabilization units and community health workers, including promotoras. Employees who qualify for this phase will be notified through their employers. Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine and prioritization schedule is available on the Imperial County Public Health Department website. 

During Phase1a, Tier 1, the vaccine was made available to healthcare workers caring for and working directly with COVID-19 patients and those administering vaccines. Those in Tier 1 who have not yet received the vaccine will still be able to receive it. The Public Health Department is partnering with local healthcare facilities and plans to work with local pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to those who qualify. 

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