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CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices votes on who is in Phase 1a of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

With a 13-1 vote, the CDC committee authorized healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities as the first populations to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once it is approved and ready for distribution. Clinical Ethicist Joel Wu, JD, MPH, MA, HEC-C weighs in on this reasoning.