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CDC panel suggests who's next in line for vaccine

CDC panel suggests who's next in line for vaccine
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has spoken: The next group to receive the coronavirus vaccine should be people over age 75, and frontline essential workers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has spoken: The next group to receive the coronavirus vaccine should be people over age 75, and frontline essential workers.The committee met all day Sunday and voted 13-1 to recommend that vaccination Phase 1b group, plus Phase 1c, which would cover people age 65 to 74 and anyone between 16 and 64 with high-risk medical conditions, plus any other essential workers who hadn’t yet been vaccinated in the first two groups.One-quarter of COVID-19 hospitalizations and about 60% of the deaths are among people age 75 and up, Business Insider noted, citing the CDC.Yves Duroseau gets a dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine last Monday in New York City.

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