UPDATED Vaccine Guidance

December 30, 2020

Please see below and attached.

Based on a call we just had with OMH it is our understanding that as of next week our staff working in ambulatory settings will be eligible to receive the vaccine (note reference to Week 4 below and attached).  OMH states they will surely need to issue follow up guidance to the field that explicates precisely which OMH Programs and Services are included in the ‘Ambulatory’ category  so watch this space for more information.
(from the SDoH document attached)

Week 4 

Beginning the week of January 4, 2021 and subject to additional allocations by the federal government, Urgent Care Centers (UCC), dialysis centers, ambulatory care sites, regional hubs and/or local health departments, hospitals, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) will receive vaccine. The following additional populations are prioritized for vaccination

•      All Outpatient/Ambulatory front line, high risk health care providers who provide direct in-person patient care or other staff in a position where they have direct contact with patients, such as receptionists, of any age. This will include but is not limited to hospital and community based ambulatory care, primary care, outpatient behavioral health services, phlebotomists, physical and occupational therapists, and specialty clinics including dialysis centers.

•      All front line, high risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients.

•       Health care workers at testing sites.