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Healthcare Workers, Elderly May Get COVID-19 Vaccine First

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The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Tuesday. The vote was to recommend vaccines for healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents. The CDC believes they should receive a coronavirus vaccine first, says Business Insider. Vaccinating healthcare workers first would allow them to continue to respond to the pandemic. Those living in nursing homes and assisted living have experienced high rates of COVID-19. ACIP's recommendation will help decide who gets the first doses of a vaccine once it is authorized.