Who gets the vaccine? American Medical Association reports.


Dec 20, 20.

Submitted by Paul Goldfinger, MD

CDC’s ACIP recommends that essential workers and adults 75 and older should receive coronavirus vaccines next

The Washington Post (12/20, A1, Sun, Stanley-Becker) reports the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that “grocery store workers, teachers, day-care staff and other people on the front lines of America’s workforce should be next to get coronavirus vaccine, along with adults aged 75 and older.” The recommendations “will guide state authorities in deciding who should have priority to receive limited doses of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.”

The New York Times (12/20, Goodnough, Hoffman) reports “the debate about who should receive the vaccine in these early months has grown increasingly urgent as the daily tally of cases has swelled to numbers unimaginable even a month ago.” The article adds that ACIP’s recommendations represent “a compromise between two high-risk population groups.”

Among other sources covering the story are The Hill (12/20, Coleman), USA Today (12/20, Weise), and the Wall Street Journal (12/20, McKay, Subscription Publication).