[LincolnTalk] Lincoln Public Health Team COVID – 19 Vaccine Rollout Plan Update
The Lincoln Public Health Team is actively monitoring the
Commonwealth’s vaccine rollout plan and is developing its own plan to help
ensure that our residents have access to the vaccine as soon as it is
available, consistent with the rollout
priorities that have been established by the State Department of Public Health
Status In Lincoln
Consistent with the vaccination priorities established by
the Commonwealth, the residents and staff of The Commons recently received the
first dose of the vaccine. We are
receiving reports from many of our residents who are employed in the healthcare industry confirming that the vaccination process within hospitals and
other health care facilities is well under way.
Our police, fire and emergency medical personnel are scheduled to
receive the vaccine this week.
The next priority populations include citizens age 65 and
older, teachers and other school personnel, and our public health and public
health workers. The vaccine is expected
to be available to these populations in the beginning of February in a phased
out approach as indicated above.
The Commonwealth’s plan anticipates that primary care
physicians (PCPs) and pharmacies will be the backbone of the vaccine delivery
system. Residents are encouraged to
communicate early with their PCP.
The Town’s Public Health Team is also planning to file a
plan with State DPH and to request authorization to conduct town-sponsored
vaccination clinics to augment the work of PCPs and pharmacies. Assuming that our plan receives state
approval, residents will be able to sign up to receive the vaccine at a local
clinic as the vaccine is made available to the town.
We will be providing additional detail about our clinics as
information becomes available. In the
meantime, residents are again urged to be in communication with their PCPs and
to continue to refer to the DPH COVID-19
website at Mass.gov and to monitor
the Town’s COVID-19 page at lincolnpublichealthnews.com. Questions should be directed to Tricia
McGean, Public Health Nurse, at [hidden email]