Where is Placer at? 

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It is anticipated that vaccine will be made available to individuals in three phases. Within the phases, sub-phases and tiered sub-prioritization are being planned at the federal and state levels until larger vaccine supplies become available. Click here to view an infographic of phases and tiers with timing estimations dependent on vaccine availability.

See below for a brief overview which will be updated as more information becomes available. There is not a 'waiting list' for vaccines. 

  1. Phase 1
  2. Phase 2
  3. Phase 3

This phase is focused on healthcare workers, essential workers and people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This phase has three subphases which in turn have their own 'tiers.' 

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 Not yet vaccinating

Phase 1a

Health care workers and long term care facilities. Read the CDPH allocation guidelines here. Find additional vaccination information here.

Tier 1 - In progress in Placerfind appointment information here
  • Acute care, psychiatric and correctional facility hospitals noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Also, in concordance with ACIP, residents in these settings noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Paramedics, EMTs and others providing emergency medical services noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Dialysis centers noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
Tier 2 - In progress in Placerfind appointment information here 
  • Intermediate care facilities for persons who need non-continuous nursing supervision and supportive care noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Home health care and in-home supportive services noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Community health workers, including promotoras noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Public health field staff noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Primary Care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
Tier 3 - In progress in Placerfind appointment information here

Other settings and health care workers, including

  • Specialty clinics noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Laboratory workers noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Dental and other oral health clinics noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 


Phase 1b

Tier 1 - Partially in progress in Placer; find appointment information here
  • Individuals 65 and older noun_Circle_1117016 (1) 
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture noun_Circle_1117016 

Tier 2
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics; industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services; critical manufacturing  
  • Congregate settings with outbreak risk: incarcerated and homeless 


Phase 1c

  • Individuals 50 -64 years of age 
  • People 16-64 years of age and have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19 
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater; defense; energy; chemical and hazardous materials; communications and IT; financial services; government operations / community-based essential functions 


Placer Covid Vax Text Updates (1)Want to stay informed about vaccine availability and progression through the vaccination phases? Text PLACERVACCINE to the number 898211 to receive text alerts from 211 Placer.