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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.
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.
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.