Who Gets COVID-19 Vaccine Next? Older Adults and 'Frontline Essential Workers,' CDC Advisers Recommend (quotes Beth Bell)
(CNN)Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 13-1 on Sunday to recommend that both older adults, ages 75 and older, and "frontline essential workers" including first responders be next in line to receive Covid-19 vaccines.
That would put those people in "Phase 1b" of allocating the vaccine nationwide.
By Gina Kolata, NYTimes
A committee that advises the C.D.C.’s director is working on a plan to equitably distribute immunizations when they become available.
Jake Ellison, UW News
When a vaccine to fight COVID-19 has been approved by the FDA for distribution, it’s unlikely that at first there will be enough doses for everyone. Consequently, the United States will need an equitable and effective plan for who gets those first doses, how they get them and who’s next.
Just as important, that plan — like the vaccine itself — has to be trusted and accepted by the general public.
By Manisha Jha / The Daily
UW Provost Mark Richards joined Sen. Patty Murray and seven global health security experts in Kane Hall on Monday morning to discuss the future of global health in a violent world. The event was hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security.