- The ACIP recommends health care workers and long-term care facility residents to receive the vaccine first
- The second phase of vaccine distribution may include essential workers
- The FDA is reviewing data from Pfizer and Moderna
A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday voted on who would be the first in line to get a coronavirus vaccine.
The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted 13-1 to have health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities be the first to receive any coronavirus vaccine that gets emergency-use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), NBC News reported. The first phase of the vaccine rollout has been named Phase 1a. The FDA is currently reviewing applications and data from Pfizer and Moderna..
“Long term care facility residents are defined as adults who reside in facilities that provide a variety of