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COVID-19 Vaccines: Who is vaccinated first in US?
COVID-19 Vaccines: Who is vaccinated first in US? According to the results of the US CDC’s discussion on November 30, the order of vaccination against COVID-19 is:
The first batch (from December 15):
- front-line medical staff (20 million) and elderly people in nursing homes (several million).
- Pfizer will provide 40 million doses of vaccine before the end of the year; Moderna will provide 20 million doses before the end of the year.
The second batch (from January next year):
- Socially necessary personnel: police, postmen, firefighters, catering staff, school teachers, cleaners, food processors, etc. (nearly 90 million). People over 65 (50 million).
The third batch: ordinary personnel (from March next year)
- it is estimated that more than 100 million people.
The fourth batch: young people and children under 16 (from May next year):
- tens of millions.
- MD Anderson medical staff are among the first group of people to be vaccinated. Our hospital has divided the first batch of personnel:
- 1a: Departments for treatment of immunodeficiency patients (white white disease, lymphoma, bone marrow transplantation) and high-risk departments (mouth and neck, chest, respiratory therapy, etc.).
- 1b: Other clinical departments.
- 1c: People over 65 years old, and susceptible groups such as blacks and Hispanics.
Finally, there are administrative staff and non-clinical researchers.
The Texas government has announced the distribution of the first batch of Pfizer vaccines in major hospitals. MD Anderson Hospital will receive nearly 5,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine (two doses for one person) on the 14th, which should be able to provide vaccination for all 1a clinical medical staff (the hospital has nearly 1,000 official doctors and more than 20,000 formal employees. In addition, there are nearly 30,000 people in further study).
Goal: Strive to achieve a 70% vaccination rate after June next year to promote herd immunity (95% effective rate x 70% vaccination rate = 66.5% immunization rate). In other words, we should insist on wearing masks and social isolation until the end of June next year. (Biden asks the public to stay at least until the end of April) The goal is clear, but there is a long way to go! If developed countries plan like this, what should developing countries do?