When can you get the COVID-19 vaccine in Fresno County? Here’s what you need to know.


An employee of the Municipal Health Service GGD shows the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine prior to administering it to a health care worker at a coronavirus vaccination facility in Houten, central Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

February 07 2021 03:30 pm

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — Officials from the Fresno County Department of Public Health released the schedule for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Tuesday.

Phase 1A

Tier 1 – January
Vaccinating now

  • Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals
  • Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services
  • Dialysis centers
  • Long term care facilities

Tier 2 – January
Vaccinating now

  • Intermediate care facilities for persons who need continuous nursing supervision and supportive care
  • Public health field staff
  • Primary care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics
  • Home health care and in-home supportive services
  • Community health workers, including promotoras

Tier 3 – January
Vaccinating next

  • Specialty clinics
  • Laboratory workers
  • Dental and other oral health clinics
  • Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers

Phase 1B

Tier 1 – February

  • Individuals 75+
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Education and Childcare
  • Emergency Services

Tier 2 – March

  • Individuals 65+ (with underlying medical conditions)
  • Incarcerated individuals- jails/prisons
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Critical manufacturing
  • Industrial, commercial, residential and sheltering facilities
  • Homeless/unhoused

Phase 1C

  • Individuals 50-74 years of age
  • 16-49 years with underlying medical conditions/disabilities that place them at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness and death
  • Water and waste management, defense, energy, chemical and hazardous, communication and IT, financial services
  • Government operations/community services

Further and updated information will be available at the Fresno County Department of Public Health website.

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