As part of its continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health is working diligently to prepare for the distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines in Yavapai County now that they are available in limited supply.
In coordination with the Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 Vaccination Plan , our planning efforts include involvement from hospital and healthcare systems, emergency response agencies, community-based organizations, and others. The role of different partners in vaccine distribution will depend on vaccine supply and the stage of the vaccine distribution plan. As more information becomes available about COVID-19 vaccine, this page will be updated.
CDC guidance in the COVID-19 Vaccine Interim Playbook describes a phased approach to distribution. Because there is likely to be limited supply when vaccine first becomes available, CDC will direct which groups are prioritized based on their risk levels. The first phase of vaccine distribution will include healthcare workers, emergency medical service workers, and long-term care facility staff and residents.