COVID-19 Vaccines: ACIP’s Allocation Proposal Prioritizes Long-Term Care Residents, Essential Workers
First group to receive vaccine would comprise health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities; next in line are non-health care essential workers, who would take priority over adults with high-risk medical conditions and those ages 65 years and older, according to the CDC advisory committee’s proposed allocation framework.
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CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes 13-1 that these two groups be first in line for vaccination once FDA authorizes a vaccine and ACIP recommends it. Goal of vote is to guide health departments in placing vaccine orders.