CDC Panel Says First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Should Go to Health Workers, Long-Term Care Residents
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.
Mark Parkinson, president of and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, said that a vaccine “will literally be a lifesaver for thousands of residents and expedite the reopening of our facilities to family members and loved ones.”