Barry County hosting Phase 1B – Tier 3 vaccination clinic

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Barry County Health Department has announced there will be a drive-thru vaccination in Cassville on Monday.

Missouri Residents who are included in Phase 1B – Tier 3 are eligible for vaccination. Tier 3 includes K-12 educators, childcare staff, food production and processing employees, as well as persons included in the certain critical infrastructure sectors. Persons over 65 years of age, first responders, and those with certain health conditions remain eligible for vaccination.

Interested persons should call the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114 to register for vaccination.

A full list of those now eligible include:

Phase 1A - Patient-Facing Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Staff: Vaccinating those most vulnerable and those protecting them Hospitals, Long-term care facilities and residents, including Department of Mental Health Home health, Hospice, Dialysis centers, Urgent care Vaccinator staff and those administering COVID testing Congregate community healthcare settings staff and residents, including DMH contracted settings and adult day cares EMS and high-risk non-congregate healthcare, including clinics, physicians, and home care providers All remaining patient-facing healthcare providers, including but not limited to health care workers in emergency shelters, dental offices, school nurses, pharmacies, public health clinics, mental/behavioral health providers, and correctional settings.

Phase 1B - Tier 1 Worker Information: Protecting those who keep us safe and help during emergencies: First Responders Non-Patient Facing Public Health Infrastructure Emergency Management and Public Works Emergency Services Sector.

Phase 1B - Tier 2 High-Risk Individuals: Protecting those who are at increased risk for severe illness: Anyone aged 65 and older Any Adult with the following conditions: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Heart Conditions (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies), Immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, Severe Obesity (BMI greater than 40), Pregnancy, Sickle Cell Disease, &/or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Phase 1B - Tier 3 Critical Infrastructure: Protecting those who keep the essential functions of society running: Education (K-12) Childcare Communications Sector Dams Sector Energy Sector Information Technology Sector Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector Transportation Systems Sector Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Government: Certain elected/appointed officials or other personnel designated by the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government Food/Agriculture Sector – initial: Employees of certain food production and processing facilities, and related operations, prioritizing mass food production, distribution, transportation, wholesale, veterinary serves, and retail sales.

Upcoming vaccination phases will include:

Phase 2, Equity & Economic Recovery: Protecting those who have been disproportionately affected and accelerating economic recovery: Chemical Sector Commercial Facilities Sector Critical Manufacturing Sector Defense Industrial Base Sector Financial Services Sector Higher Education Disproportionately Affected Homeless Government: Other state and local government designated personnel required to provide essential services Food/Agriculture Sector II: Remaining populations within the sector not included in 1B, including restaurants.

Phase 3, Remaining Unvaccinated Populations: Protecting everyone else who has not been vaccinated, but wants to do so Resident who doesn’t fall into the above phases/tiers.

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