CDC says people over 75, frontline workers should get COVID-19 vaccine next


Frontline essential workers and people 75 and older should be next in line for the COVID-19 vaccine, a panel of medical experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted in favor of the recommendations, which will go to the CDC director for final approval.

The group of essential staff includes 30 million workers, such as firefighters, police officers, teachers and grocery store employees, as well as corrections officers and food and agriculture, manufacturing, US Postal Service and public transit workers.

About 556,000 Americans have been vaccinated in the last week since the nation’s immunizations efforts began, the CDC said.

The shots — from Pfizer/BioNTech and one from Moderna approved Friday — went first to healthcare workers and nursing home residents, based on the advice of the same advisory panel.

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