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County opens COVID-19 vaccine registration for healthcare workers, care facility residents and more

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The county of Ventura is currently in Phase 1A, Tier 1, 2 and 3 of vaccine distribution. All vaccine phases can be viewed here: www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/vaccine-prioritization/.
Those in Phase 1A Tier 1, 2 and 3 can register at the following link: www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/portal/.
Proof of being in the current tiers is required at the vaccination site. Please only register if you are in the current phase. Please do not take an appointment for someone in the current phase. The state portal may allow you to register even if you're not in the current phase but you will not be able to get a vaccination at the site unless you are in Phase 1a Tier 1,2 or 3.
You will be required to show one of the following four pieces of identification at your vaccination appointment:
  •     Health Care Worker employee badge with photo, OR
  •     Professional license AND a photo ID, OR
  •     Signed letter from employer on facility letterhead AND a photo ID, OR
  •     Payment stub from healthcare provider with your name AND a photo ID
For residents of facilities, please provide a medical face sheet or LIC610.
The current Phase 1a includes:
Phase 1a Tier 1
  • Acute care hospital staff who have patient contact will receive first allocations without regard to status in the medical hierarchy (staff includes all workers that work in the individual unit: janitors, housekeepers, maintenance, security, ward clerks, nurses, physicians, techs, respiratory therapists, lab techs, etc.):
  • ICU staff
  • COVID holding unit staff
  • ER staff
  • Registry nurses working in the above units
  • All other healthcare workers in the acute care hospital (nurses, doctors, janitors, housekeepers, maintenance, security, ward clerks, nurses, techs, respiratory therapists, lab techs, etc.)
  • Staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals.
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and similar settings that have registered with the Federal Pharmacy Participation Program (which has contracted Walgreens and CVS to carry out on site vaccination) will have both staff and residents vaccinated together.
  • All other hospital support units (laboratory, radiology, etc.)
  • Remaining hospital ancillary staff not previously mentioned
  • Following vaccination of acute care hospital staff:
  • Staff at psychiatric hospitals/residential and in-patient mental health facilities
  • Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals.
  • Staff and residents of special needs group living
  • Paramedics, EMTs
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Vaccinators

 

Phase 1a Tier 2
  • Staff at Intermediate Care Facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care.
  • Residents of Intermediate Care Facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care.
  • Intermediate Care Facilities that have registered with the Federal Pharmacy Participation Program (which has contracted Walgreens and CVS to carry out on site vaccination) will have both staff and residents vaccinated together.
  • Primary Care Clinics, including FQHCs, rural health centers and urgent care clinics in zip codes 93015, 93030, 93033, 93036, 93040 and 93060. (While there are many zip codes with elevated case rates, these are the 6 with rates over 50 and which were centers of elevated rates even before the current surge.)
  • Jail staff
  • Home health care and in-home supportive services/Hospice staff
  • Public Health high risk workers and field staff
  • Primary Care Clinics, including FQHCs, rural health centers, correctional facility clinics and urgent care clinics not in the above-mentioned zip codes
  • Private MD Office Staff
  • Surgical Centers
  • Dental and other oral health clinics
  • Jail medical staff
  • Behavioral health outpatient staff/psychologists and social workers/staff of outpatient substance use disorder and crisis stabilization units
  • Community health workers including promotoras
  • Midwives (not vaccinated as in-hospital staff)
  • Medical Examiner Investigators/DA Investigators
  • CDPH Licensing & Certification Surveyors
  • COVID Testing Site workers/COVID hotel site workers
  • Regional center staff
Phase 1a Tier 3
  •     Other health settings and healthcare workers
  •     Specialty clinics
  •     Laboratory workers
  •     Blood bank workers
  •     Pharmacy staff not working in settings in higher tiers
  •     Physical therapists
  •     Ombudsmen for long term care facilities
  •     Mortuary and cemetery workers
Volunteer Vaccinator Interest Form
The county of Ventura is seeking volunteers to assist with COVID-19 vaccinations. The state of California has provided a list of authorized vaccinators. If you are interested and listed on the form as an authorized vaccinator, please complete and submit the Volunteer Vaccinator Interest Form at https://www.venturacountyrecovers.org/vaccine-information/subscribe-volunteer-vaccinator.

 

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