Who gets the first COVID-19 Vaccinations

Before one or more COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use by FDA, a committee of medical and public health experts that advises CDC met on Tuesday to provide interim guidance on who should get the initial doses of vaccine.

The committee recommended healthcare personnel and people who live in long-term care facilities should receive COVID-19 vaccination first while supplies are limited.

The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a federal advisory committee made up of medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of all vaccines in the U.S. public.

The vote was nearly unanimous with one exception. There has been some discussion that the White House may have preferred to see “those adults over 65” vaccinated first.

These recommendations are just that – recommendations – and go to the Governors in each state for their decision on use as well. It would be expected that Governors would agree with the CDC recommendations.

The committee intends to meet again following FDA authorization for vaccine-specific recommendations. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines:

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  1. Espo1234 on December 2, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Whoa.. what is this… the UK approved the vaccine that America made possible to be ready in record time.. But America has not.. How much more proof do I need to realize how politically corrupt these entrenched political hack fed agencies are.. they are Frauds. They do not care about millions of America they care about their political agenda..
    Thank you President Trump to bringing to light to just how corrupt so many fed gov agency’s there are.