COVID-19 Vaccination Plan Information for Montana
Page last updated 1/15/21
COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
Status: As of January 15, 2021, there's been 51,000 total doses (first and second doses combined) administered to Montana health care personnel since it first became available the week of December 14. This includes frontline healthcare workers all across Montana.
Montana continues to receive vaccine doses each week, with 6,400 Moderna doses this week and about 13,000 more doses next week. The state will also be receiving 20,000 second doses. Currently, Montana has received a total of 70,000 doses.
In addition, vaccine distribution to long term care facilities (including nursing homes and assisted living facilities) is ongoing. All staff and residents at these nearly 300 facilities are expected to receive their first dose by the end of the month.
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is working with local county and Tribal health departments, pharmacies, hospitals, and community health centers across Montana to distribute the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine distribution recommendations were updated on January 5, 2021. The current recommendations are here.
Vaccine distribution is occurring in phases beginning with Phase 1a that targets health care workers and staff and residents of long term care facilities. Phase 1a also includes healthcare workers with direct patient contact, such as dentists, orthodontists, physical therapists, optometrists, home health workers and others that fit the criteria.
Phase 1b includes those age 70 years and older, persons aged 16-69 with high risk medical conditions and American Indians and other people of color who may be at elevated risk for COVID-19 complications. As local jurisdictions work to complete Phase 1a, several have indicated they are ready to move to Phase 1b the week of Jan. 18.
Phase 1c includes frontline essential workers, persons aged 60 years and older, individuals living in congregate care and correctional facilities, persons aged 16-59 with medical conditions not included in Phase 1b that may have elevated risk of COVID-19 complications.
Phase 2 is the final phase for all remaining Montanans aged 16 or older.
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Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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