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Front-line essential workers, adults 75 and older should be next to get vaccines, CDC panel says

Front-line essential workers, adults 75 and older should be next to get vaccines, CDC panel says
The recommendations, which come two days after regulators authorized a second coronavirus vaccine, will guide state authorities in deciding who should have priority to receive limited doses of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

Front-line essential workers, adults 75 and older should be next to get vaccines, CDC panel says Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.An estimated 30 million front-line essential workers labor in meat plants, grocery stores, prisons, public transit and other key areas and cannot work remotely.That larger group of 129 million people — part of Phase 1c — is made up of a second tier of essential workers, adults 65 to 74 and adults 16 to 64 with high risk medical conditions.) The subsequent tier of essential workers is made up of 10 broad areas, including finance, information technology, food service, energy and transportation and logistics.

"These are going to be imperfect," said Grace Lee, a committee member and professor of pediatrics at Stanford University's medical school, referring to the industries listed in the two groups of essential workers.WASHINGTON — Grocery store workers, teachers, day-care staffers and other people on the front lines of America's workforce should be next to get coronavirus vaccine, along with adults 75 and older, a federal advisory panel said Sunday.

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