NPR: Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to discuss how to best distribute a COVID-19 vaccine once one is approved. They identified four groups that would have priority vaccination. The first group to be vaccinated would be health care personnel due to their close proximity and constant exposure to the virus. The other three groups have been identified but not put into order. The groups are workers in essential areas, adults 65 years and older, and adults with health conditions that put them at higher risk. It could reduce the deaths if adults 65 years and older are vaccinated second to health care workers. To read the full article by Joe Neel and Pien Huang click click here. To read more about the coronavirus click here.