29 Dec COVID-19 Vaccine recipient groups
On October 20, 2020, the IVMA submitted a letter to the Idaho COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee (CVAC) respectfully asking that veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants be included as a priority recipient group for vaccination against COVID-19 during Phase II. The request was based on AVMA recommendations and the CDC Playbook: https://www.cdc.gov/
vaccines/imz-managers/ downloads/COVID-19- Vaccination-Program-Interim_ Playbook.pdf,The CVAC categorized veterinarians and veterinary staff in priority group 2.7 as essential workers that cannot telecommute. Though there is no indication that this will change, subgroups will be clarified at the next CVAC meeting on January 8, 2021. Read more – https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/covid-19-vaccine/.
Public comments will only be accepted in writing, to a designated email box – covid19vaccinepubliccomment@
dhw.idaho.gov. Comments will be distributed to the members of the committee.