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CDC panel recommends giving Covid-19 vaccines to healthcare workers first

Long-term care residents should also get vaccine first, advisory board recommends, in ‘phase 1a’ of distribution plan

A government panel on Tuesday formally recommended early doses of Covid-19 vaccines be given first to healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents in the US, generally seen as people who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Together, that group would represent roughly 23 million Americans, disproportionately including women, people of color and low-wage workers who makeup the healthcare labor force.

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