CDC Votes on Who Gets COVID-19 Vaccine First
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- The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an external group that advises the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on vaccinations, voted Tuesday on who will receive the coronavirus vaccine first
- Medical experts have said healthcare workers should receive the vaccine first, followed by vulnerable Americans including the elderly and those with comorbidities
- Some federal agencies have already started to make vaccination arrangements, with about five agencies telling their employees to prepare to receive the vaccines in less than eight weeks
- The news comes as three major vaccine candidates have been found to be highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infection
- Pfizer and Moderna have sent applications to the United States Food and Drug Administration for Emergency Use Authorization of their vaccine candidiates