The ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) approved the following recommendation by majority (13-1) vote at its December 1, 2020 emergency meeting:
When a COVID-19 vaccine is authorized by FDA and recommended by ACIP, vaccination in the initial phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program (Phase 1a) should be offered to both 1) health care personnel§ and 2) residents of long-term care facilities
This recommendation has been adopted by the CDC Director.
- Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials
Long-term care facility residents are defined as adults who reside in facilities that provide a variety of services, including medical and personal care, to persons who are unable to live independently
The ACIP Allocation of Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine Presentation Slides (26 slides) used during this meeting include:
This slide deck is one of 4 utilized during the December 1st meeting:
I encourage you to review and share all of them with your colleagues. Thank you to all the individuals that participated in this momentous decision!!
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