COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool

UW Health, in partnership with the Health Innovation Program (HIP) at UW-Madison, recently published a toolkit titled, “COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool.”

The toolkit is intended for healthcare administrators, policymakers, and researchers interested in equitably distributing vaccinations to healthcare personnel. It is an algorithm that can be used to improve the equity of the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare personnel during Phase 1a of the CDC’s vaccine distribution plan, if not enough vaccine is available to immunize an entire group of employees with similar job-related risk exposure. The COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool ranks health care personnel with similar job-related risk exposure by risk of mortality to COVID-19 according to SVI and age.

This tool was developed by staff at UW Health and the Health Innovation Program: Grace E. Flood, MD, MPH, Alison E. Meier, MSW, Matthew C. Anderson, MD, William J. Ehlenbach, MD, MSc, Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, MA, Sang Thao, MPH, and Maureen A. Smith, MD, MPH, PhD.

CCHE team members are currently partnering with the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) to examine the perspectives of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providers and staff regarding vaccine promotion across Wisconsin.  This is an important and sensitive topic and this resource has immediate use to inform – thank you to HIP for sharing!