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Report ID: 21-031   
Type: Regular - Operations
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 1/13/2021 Final action: 1/13/2021
Recommended Action: Consider receiving a preliminary report on the development of AC Transit's Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 vaccinations.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. Att.1.COVID-19 vaccine — what employers need to know _ Kaiser Permanente, 3. Att.2. COVID-19 Vaccination Plan - Alameda County, 4. Master Minute Order
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Jill A. Sprague, General Counsel
Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: AC Transit Vaccination Plan



Consider receiving a preliminary report on the development of AC Transit's Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 vaccinations.


Goal - Safe and Secure Operations

With the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) emergency use authorization for two COVID-19 vaccines, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) identification of public transit workers as a high priority group to be included in Phase 1b of vaccine prioritization, it is imperative that the District have a plan for the implementation and administration of vaccines to its employees.


The fiscal impact of a Vaccination Plan is currently unknown, but may include costs associated with administering vaccinations, education and communication campaigns, and pay associated with "on the clock" vaccinations.


After many long months of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are now two COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA for emergency use. The vaccines will be a vital tool for controlling and eventually ending this pandemic that has caused so much loss, pain, and disruption. This next essential step in the fight against COVID-19 will take time - but things are moving in the right direction.

Vaccine distribution has been separated into phases, based on ACIP's identification of high-risk, high priority groups, who will receive vaccines first:
* Phase 1a - approximately 24 million people1:
o Health care workers - because of their higher risk for exposure, and to help prevent them from transmitting COVID-19 to patients
o Residents of long-term care facilities - because they represent 40% of COVID-19 deaths
* Phase 1b - approximately 51 million people:
o People age 75 years and older
o Essen...

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