Biden Defers to Experts on COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization

December 2, 2020

There will likely be a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine doses available immediately after a vaccine is authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration, and because risk for Covid-19 can vary among different groups of people, prioritizing the vaccine poses challenges. Therefore, President-elect Joe Biden will leave those decisions to health experts.

“Other than health care workers, others who will be first in line to get it will be people who do have chronic underlying medical conditions who are older, as well as communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic,” said Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of Biden’s coronavirus advisory board. Read more here.

(Source: Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN; 11/28/20)

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