Here’s the plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Dr. Jen Ashton has the latest on the government’s plan for distributing a vaccine.
1:58 | 09/21/20

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But now to some of the major developments we're tracking right here -- the rising coronavirus numbers we're watching from Johns Hopkins university. Now more than 31 million confirmed covid cases around the globe, at least 6.8 million of those right here in the U.S., as more than 2.5 million Americans recover, and of course, also with us, on "Gma3." Of course Dr. Ashton, a reasoned voice, a calm voice to help walk us through this pandemic. Thank you, sir. Dr. Ashton, hello to you. All right, Jen, a lot of us, and we've been talking this, we're waiting for this vaccine, when is it going to get here is one big question, but another question that you brought up is the distribution of said vaccine. What do we know about that right now? At this point, let's take a look at not the when but the who, the CDC will make these final recommendations, but we do have some clues. Just released, they're dividing into basically five phases. This will likely be staggered. Phase one will be the healthcare workers and first responders. That represents about 5% of the population. Phase two, people with medical conditions at very high risk of covid. Older adults living in densely populated settings. Phase three, other essential workers -- teachers, school staff, people in prisons and shelters -- again, densely crowded, 35%. Phase four will be huge, young adults and children, up to 45% of the population. Phase five, everyone else. Interestingly, these final recommendations that, you guys, will come out in October, they're not addressing race and ethnicity in discrete ways, but they're prioritizing them. A formal recommendation of how people will get these vaccines in the next couple of weeks.

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