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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Recommendation Made

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has made an approved interim recommendation for the COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. Among the first to receive the vaccine will be about 21 million U.S. health care workers and 3 million long-term care residents. Next would be offering it to the general public. This recommendation could be updated over the coming weeks based upon additional safety and efficacy information.

Drugmakers Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. are both working on vaccines. Both have applied for Emergency Use Authorization as they submit data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and continue through the approval process. The FDA has not yet approved a vaccine for use in the United States.

Pending FDA approval, 6.4 million doses could be sent out within 24 hours of authorization. The vaccine could potentially be available to the above-mentioned groups before the end of 2020. Twenty-two and a half million treatments could be distributed before the end of the year.

According to the CDC’s recommendation, the general public would probably not have access to the vaccine until the beginning of 2021. State officials and governors will be in charge of making local decisions.

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This blog is intended to be a compilation of information and resources pulled from federal, state, and local agencies. This is not intended to be legal advice. For up to the minute information and guidance on COVID-19, please follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and your local health organizations.

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Bill Enright

Bill Enright

Bill Enright is Director of Consulting Services at National Insurance Services (NIS). He’s responsible for the management, fulfillment, and strategic direction of the full benefit consulting clients and services and the professional development of NIS full benefit consulting personnel. Bill is a 29+ year veteran in the employee benefits industry, from insurance carrier, benefit consultant, and now director. He has been published on the topics of health care reform and has served on the advisory committees and insurance lobbying groups at the state and local level. Bill served in the U.S Army Reserves as a non-commissioned officer for 11 years. He’s also involved with Special Olympics, youth sports coaching, and is a small group leader at his church.