Syracuse, N.Y. — Healthcare workers who treat patients, nursing home staff and their most vulnerable residents would be first in line for coronavirus vaccines under a preliminary plan released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo today.
Police officers, firefighters, teachers, grocery workers, transit employers and other public health workers come next.
Seniors are in the third group, though those with any comorbidity — such as diabetes or pulmonary disease — would move up in the line. Healthy adults and children would be at the end.
This prioritization list is a draft, and it comes weeks if not months before any vaccine is ready for public dissemination.
But the order shows, for now, an idea of what’s to come. Cuomo announced it today as part of a new Vaccine Administration Program. You can read the entire plan here.
New York may be faced with giving out 40 million doses of a vaccine, Cuomo said today. That’s because some trials show people need to be vaccinated twice within a few weeks.
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