CDC panel advises states to prioritize health care workers, nursing home residents for COVID-19 vaccine

By: - December 1, 2020 6:29 pm

States are making plans for distributing COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. (Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Those two groups have been hit hard during the coronavirus pandemic. Nationally, there have been 730,000 COVID-19 cases and 100,240 deaths from the virus among long-term care facility residents and staff, according to the CDC. Among health care personnel, there have been at least 243,000 COVID-19 cases and 858 deaths.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.