Who gets the [COVID-19] vaccine first? It’s the frontline health care workers—the final guidelines for vaccine distribution coming out from the National Academies today. Here’s how they break it down into essentially four groups. First, of course, high-risk workers in health care, first responders… Phase 1b includes high-risk individuals with underlying conditions, also older adults. That’s going to cover five to 10 percent of the population. Then you get into Phase 2, which is about 30 to 35 percent of the population. That includes K through 12 teachers and school staff, as well as critical workers in high-risk settings like the food supply system and public transit, also people in homeless shelters or group homes and all older adults who don’t fit into that Phase 1 category.
Frontline Health Care Workers to Get Coronavirus Vaccine First
Published October 19, 2020 | Best in Video