COVID-19 Vaccine Phases and Planning
Early in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign when vaccine supply was limited, vaccination took a phased approach. Find information below on the phases.
Phases of COVID-19 vaccination
This phase included health care personnel (paid and unpaid) and long-term care residents.Minnesota Guidance for Allocating and Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine – Phase 1a (PDF)
Phases 1b, 1c, and 2
Phases 1b and 1c included populations at high risk for severe disease and essential workers. Phase 2 included general public.Minnesota Guidance for Allocating and Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccine – Phases 1b, 1c, 2 (PDF)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) determined the priority groups that received vaccine first. The Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Advisory Group reviewed the ACIP guidelines and made detailed recommendations to the governor for how to apply the guidelines in Minnesota.
Planning for COVID-19 vaccine
Local public health, health care coalitions, and MDH worked together on vaccination plans.
Read the executive summary of the Minnesota Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for more information.
- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020
- Interim Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination of Healthcare Personnel and Long-Term Care Facility Residents
- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' Ethical Principles for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, 2020