First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Go To Health Workers, Say CDC Advisers

Medical staff members treat a patient with COVID-19 last week in the intensive care unit of United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is available, experts say immunizing health workers first is the best way to curb deaths and stop transmission.

A team of independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a science-based outline for deploying a vaccine when it’s ready. The goal is to stop deaths and viral spread fast.

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