Who’s 1st to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr. Jen Ashton has the latest on the CDC’s priority list for the vaccination.
1:56 | 12/02/20

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E go, the major developments and the latest numbers we're getting from Johns Hopkins university, now more than 63.9 million diagnosed cases of coronavirus worldwide. 13.7 million right here in the U.S. And Dr. Jen, we know that the CDC held a meeting yesterday and they now took a vote on vaccine allocation. What have we learned. So yesterday's meeting involved 15 voting members of this academy on vaccination and immunization practices. Appointed by the secretary of hh and here's who will be offered the vaccine first, in group 1a, we're talking health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, this totals about 24 million people. Then 1b, essential workers, look at who's on this list, everyone in the education sphere, people who work in food and agriculture, utilities, police, transportation workers, corrections officers, this is a massive group, estimating about 80 million people, and then adults 65 years and older. We have to remember this is the first phase and there should only be enough vaccine by the end of December to vaccinate 20 million people so there will be a supply and demand issue for sure. This meeting yesterday, something that you've been talking about, short-term side effects come up? That falls under the implementation category, how this will be implemented. We talked about this potential high rate of side S, about 10% at most that could bring people out of work temporarily for a day as their immune system responds to the vaccine. They're recommending for people who work together in the same unit schedule that so they're not all out of work the same day. All right, Dr. Ashton, we'll check in with you plenty

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