Washington Post – “At least 4.6 million people have been vaccinated in the U.S. 15.4 million doses have been distributed. Data as of Jan. 4 at 2:43 p.m. More than 4 million people have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to reports from the states, far below the goal of vaccinating 20 million people before the end of the year. Note: The prioritized population includes everyone the state has identified so far as a priority. State’s population includes people ages 15 and under who are not yet eligible. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require a follow-up shot three or four weeks after the first dose. Those will be distributed starting early in January. Most states have adopted CDC guidelines and are prioritizing health-care workers and nursing home residents and staff. Next up are frontline essential workers, including first responders, teachers, day-care staff, grocery store workers and prison guards, and adults 75 and over, the latest CDC federal guidance recommends. Third in line are those with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, heart problems or obesity, and adults between 65 and 74. The National Academy of Sciences and a CDC advisory committee spent several months crafting recommendations that would stop the spread of the disease and offset health inequities…”
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