Tips for Businesses Awaiting the COVID-19 Vaccination
The entire team at the Polk County Health Department is working diligently to provide the COVID-19 vaccination to the community in an equitable and efficient way. When the vaccine is available for your employees, our team will reach out. In the meantime, here are a few tips for you to consider prior to your organization receiving the vaccination:
Once your organization receives the vaccination, do you have a plan for how your employees will receive it? Staggering vaccination times helps in the delivery of vaccinations to staff members.
Plan a Priority System
If you have employees working directly with customers and the public, plan to have those staff members vaccinated first. Employees in circumstances where the virus can be easily transmitted should have priority over those working from home.
Share Vaccination Location Info
Share locations for vaccination with employees, including their healthcare provider, pharmacies, occupational health and the Polk County Health Department. For those who will receive the vaccine at Polk County Health Department, the employee will receive instructions for self-scheduling their appointment.
Through the COVID-19 vaccination process, the Polk County Health Department will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowa Disease Advisory Committee for vaccine prioritization.
As your organization prepares for vaccinations, remember to continue to practice social distancing and mask usage until then. For more information on reducing the spread of COVID-10, read this recent blog post from Nola Aigner Davis, public health communications officer at Polk County Health Department. Find more information on COVID-19 from the Polk County Health Department here.
You can count on The Partnership to continue to share accurate and fact-based updates as well. See more on COVID-19 here.