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‘Essential workers' likely to get earlier access to Covid-19 vaccine

2 monthes ago   |   By STAT

Essential workers are likely to move ahead of adults 65 and older and people with high-risk medical conditions when the Centers for Disease Control signs off on Covid-19 vaccine priority lists, coming after health care workers and people living in long-term care facilities, a meeting of an expert advisory panel made clear Monday.
The intention is to bring many people of color closer to the front of the vaccine priority line - should they want to be vaccinated - in recognition of the fact that the pandemic has disproportionately hit Black and Latino communities.
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