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Who Gets The COVID-19 Vaccine First?

Coronavirus Vaccine Research
Jessica Hill
A Coronavirus vaccine has yet to be approved by the FDA, but Connecticut wants to be ready.

The state of Connecticut has until October 16 to tell the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about it’s vaccine distribution plan.

The Connecticut Mirror reports Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Lamont has yet to appoint a panel of 15 to 20 people who will decide who gets the vaccine first.

A management consultant company, called All Clear, is already working with the state Department of Public Health on the plan. It details where the vaccine would be distributed, at places like hospitals or pharmacies. A spokesperson for the governor tells the Mirror that the goal is to have the plan reviewed by the panel before presenting it to the federal government.

The FDA has not approved any COVID-19 vaccines but several are in the final phase of trials.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.