ACIP and CDC – Healthcare Personnel and LTC Residents to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine First

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP                                                                                                                                        Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

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!!