How is UCLA prioritizing campus vaccinations?

Following Los Angeles County guidelines, UCLA must first offer vaccines to its own health care workers and first responders, support the vaccination of other health care workers throughout Los Angeles County and offer vaccinations to UCLA Health patients age 65 and older before offering vaccines more widely among the campus community.

As UCLA rolls out the vaccine to broader segments of the campus community, members of those campus groups will be prioritized according to age, occupational risk and a social vulnerability index that takes into account factors like socioeconomic status, disabilities and household composition. For instance, if there are 3,000 employees 65 and older but only 1,000 vaccine doses available for that group, those with the highest vulnerability will be offered the vaccine first, until there are enough doses to cover the full group.

More information on rollout prioritizations can be found in the UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force’s Jan. 27 and Feb. 24 reports.

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