CDC panel announces who should be first to get COVID-19 vaccine

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A panel of medical experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended that health care personnel should be the first in line to get the coronavirus vaccine.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices also voted for residents of long-term care facilities to be part of the first group of people to get the shot.

The rollout of vaccines is expected to begin in mid- to late December. 

The vote comes a day after Moderna requested emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA will be meeting on Dec. 17 to consider the application from Moderna.

It’ll also convene Dec. 10 to discuss the application from Pfizer for its vaccine.

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