(RightWing.org) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) planned to set their vaccine priorities at a meeting on Tuesday, December 1. With at least three vaccines now looking like they’re ready for general release, including two expected to be available this month, the next step is to decide who should receive them first.
As COVID-19 hospitalizations surge around the country, a CDC advisory panel is meeting to recommend who will be first to get the COVID vaccine when one is approved by the FDA. https://t.co/v8Im77Zc6B
— ABC30 Fresno (@ABC30) December 1, 2020
The meeting was scheduled to make the formal decision about who will be first in line for the vaccine, but its conclusions have been obvious for a while. CDC was widely expected to announce that healthcare workers would be the top priority, followed by residents of long-term care homes. Seniors aged 65 and over and people with underlying health conditions will be next.
Meanwhile, the general in charge of Operation Warp Speed, the Trump administration’s program to develop and deliver a vaccine as fast as possible, says anyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get it by next June, at the latest. General Gustave F. Perna, a US Army logistics expert, announced the timeline on Monday before the CDC meeting.
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