On Friday, the Indiana Department of Health announced its proposed plan to vaccinate health care professionals only when a COVID-19 vaccine is made available.
"Interim draft plan" requires three phases of vaccine distribution, with the first phase divided into two parts, with those working in health care environments at the forefront, followed by "vulnerable" populations, such as those with comorbidities.
This group of healthcare professionals is described as "all paid and unpaid persons serving in healthcare environments that have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious material."
Healthcare settings include, "but are not limited to, "Hospital, long-term care, outpatient care, home health care settings, pharmacies, dialysis centers and emergency care services, according to the document.
Phase two of the vaccinations would include" people living in the penitentiary, group homes and protection and individuals whose personal work is necessary where social distancing is not possible and the risk of transmission is high. ”
The public would be vaccinated in phase three.
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