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Healthcare Workers and Elderly Care Home Residents Will Get First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine, CDC Panel Says

1 month ago   |   By Time

Frontline healthcare workers and elderly residents of long-term care facilities will receive the very first COVID-19 vaccinations , a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory board recommended Tuesday.
These groups will make up Phase 1A of U.S. vaccine recipients who will receive the first 40 million or so doses that could be available by the end of the year. The Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing two vaccines, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna , for emergency use authorization.
According to the CDC, there are about 21 million healthcare workers, including people...
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CDC panel votes to give COVID vaccine priority to health care workers and nursing home residents

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

A Centers for Disease Control committee voted Tuesday to give coronavirus vaccine priority first to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities as the initial doses are set to be distributed as early as this month.
“I believe that my vote reflects maximum benefits, minimum harm, promoting justice and mitigating the health inequalities that exist regarding the distribution of this vaccine,” Dr. Jose Romero, chair of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
The committee, of which there are 15 members, held a virtual public meeting to make the vote and share...
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CDC panel says first Covid-19 vaccine doses should go to health workers, long-term care residents

CDC panel says first Covid-19 vaccine doses should go to health workers, long-term care residents

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The first doses of coronavirus vaccines should go to health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, an expert panel advising the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday afternoon.
The panel voted 13-1 to approve the recommendation of who should be first in line for the shots once they are available. The FDA is poised to greenlight the emergency use of two shots later this month.
The recommendations of the CDC panel, known as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, aren't binding. But many states that are putting together vaccination plans are...
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Medical Workers, Long-Term Care Get Nod for First Covid Shot

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Health-care workers and residents at long-term care centers should be first in line for Covid-19 vaccines, key U.S. government advisers urged Tuesday, citing the high risk for infection within these groups and the positive effects on hospitals.
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Healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents should get a coronavirus vaccine first, according to US health officials

Healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents should get a coronavirus vaccine first, according to US health officials

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents should be the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices said in a meeting on Tuesday.
The committee of medical and public health experts voted 13-1 to allocate initial supplies for vaccinating these two high-risk populations. Despite this recommendation, it is ultimately up to state governments to decide how the vaccine will be distributed.
By providing care to those infected, healthcare workers are at a high risk of coming into contact with the...
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