Health department seeks agencies eligible to receive COVID vaccine


Lincoln County Public Health and Emergency Management are in the process of contacting eligible phase 1a agencies to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

However, due to the extensive listing of the eligible agencies in that phase, the health department is canvassing the entire county to make sure agencies are aware of the vaccine distribution process and the steps they need to take in order to participate.

If an agency meets the following criteria and has not been contacted by Lincoln County Public Health or Emergency Management, they are encouraged to complete an online vaccine needs assessment survey as soon as possible.

Eligible groups details can be found in the “Phase 1a Vaccine Sequencing Plan” document located at tinyurl.com/y757bmqa. Eligible agencies include:

• Hospitals and urgent care clinics

• Long-term care facilities

• Emergency medical services providers and other first responders

• Hospice programs

• Mobile crisis care and related services

• Secure transport

• Corrections facilities

• Outpatient medical care services

• Integrative health services (massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, etc.)

• In-home care services (agency and independent licensed workers)

• Day treatment services

• Non-emergency medical transport

• Public health

• Death care workers

• Medical clinics – dental, vision, general practice providers

• Educational facilities (teachers, support staff, and day care) 

The online survey can be accessed at tinyurl.com/y5uvbhmg

When the county is ready to move to phase 1b, notices will be posted on the health department’s website and social media, and the department will notify local community groups, health care providers and the media. That phase includes people age 75 and older and frontline essential workers, with more detail being developed by the State Vaccine Advisory Group now.

If agencies have any questions, they are asked to call 541-265-0621, option #0, or email [email protected]

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