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School Employees May Get Early COVID-19 Vaccinations. Here's How States Will Decide When

 

December 18, 2020



As the United States rolls out the first doses of coronavirus vaccines, state leaders and federal public health officials generally agree that teachers and school employees should get their shots before there are enough doses for the general public.

But exactly when that would happen may vary depending on states’ distribution plans. And the question of who should get the scarce vaccine first and how to set priorities has raised complicated ethical, scientific, and logistical challenges for state and federal leaders.

Vaccinating teachers may give a shot in the arm to efforts to reopen schools, providing a broader societal benefit, proponents argue. But workers in other fields that are crucial to the economy, like agriculture and law enforcement, may be more likely to be part of populations at higher risk for serious illness if they contract COVID-19, medical ethicists have warned.

https://www.edweek.org/policy-politics/school-employees-may-get-early-covid-19-vaccinations-heres-how-states-will-decide-when/2020/12?utm_source=nl&utm_medium=eml&utm_campaign=eu&M=59803704&U=2050105&UUID=42d8eaa0e1fd83d2d422f1841ef2e9b9

 

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