COVID-19 vaccination info for Regence community partners
As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and doses are more readily available, Regence is committed to supporting timely and equitable vaccine distribution for all. This commitment includes collaboration with our valued community partners to educate local communities, address vaccine uncertainty and remove barriers to access to ensure every individual has the opportunity to obtain a vaccine for themselves and their family.
State health departments are in charge of vaccine distribution and setting eligibility requirements, and those differ slightly depending on the state. We are committed to helping people know when and where they can get the vaccine as well as helping answer their questions about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, how it was developed, and the role vaccines play in the health of our communities.
Information about who’s eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and where to get it:
As of April 19, any adult age 18 and older is eligible for vaccination. In some states, including Utah, Idaho and Oregon, people age 16 and older are eligible.
- For information beyond our four-state footprint, people can visit their state’s health department website or visit vaccinefinder.org, a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Boston Children’s Hospital
Resources and general information about COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Food and Drug Administration
- New York Times vaccine tracker
- Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) webinar series: COVID-19- Special Issues and Reponses
- Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Access, Safety, and Utilization: Building Vaccination Confidence in Communities of Color
- Congressional Briefing: Ending the Triple Pandemic: Advancing Racial Equity by Promoting Health, Economic Opportunity and Criminal Justice Reform
- Ensuring Health Equity During and Beyond COVID-19: Addressing Housing and Homelessness
- Mental Health and COVID19: How the Pandemic Complicates Current Gaps in Care and What Can Be Done
- Protecting Older Adults from the Harms of Social Isolation and Providing a Continuum of Care During COVID19
- The Coalition of Community Health Center (focused in Oregon)
- The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center (focused in Oregon)
- Weber Shandwick COVID-19 vaccines communications playbook
If you work for or know of a community partner that needs help with equitable vaccine distribution, send us an email.