ACIP Recommendations Prioritize Health Care Personnel And Long-Term Care Residents
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has addressed and adopted recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine in strategic phases based on the highest risk groups given priority:
(A) PHASE 1 a: Health Care Personnel (21 Million):
• Long-Term care Facilities
• Outpatient clinics
• Emergency medical services
• Public health
Long Term Care Facility Residents (3 Million):
• Skilled nursing facilities
• Assisted living facilities
• Other residential care
(B) Phase 1b: Essential Workers:
• Education Sector
• Food and Agriculture
• Corrections Officers
(C) Phase 1c:
• Adults with high-risk medical conditions
• Adults 65+
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly and will require consideration of multiple strategies in order to address clinical preventative strategies, distribution, and prioritizing measures including immunization. It is predicted that 40 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna will be available by the end of this year, enough to immunize 20 million U.S. Citizens. The U.S. population is approximately 330 million, each state will not be required to implement the CDC’s recommendations on vaccine priority, as each Governor will be the final decision-maker.
More information about the ACIP proposed recommendations is available online at CDC Proposed Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccines.
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