CDC Adopts Recommendations on Priority Vaccine Distribution
On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to approve recommendations for the initial administration of COVID-19 vaccines that could be approved in December. The CDC recommendation proposes that the first phase of vaccine administration should be for healthcare personnel in hospitals, pharmacies, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, emergency medical services, and public health roles. The recommendation also prioritizes personnel and residents in long-term care facilities, starting with nursing homes. The actual distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine will be up to each state’s vaccination plan. Kentucky’s draft COVID-19 vaccination plan can be found here.