Washington Lays Out Who Should Get First Coronavirus Vaccines

Washington State Department of Health officials, who are preparing for coronavirus vaccination to begin as early as the middle of next week, issued more detailed guidance Thursday on who should be at the very front of the line for first doses.

Expecting emergency approval of Pfizer’s vaccine in the coming days, the state has already submitted a list of 17 sites to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlining where about 32,000 doses could be sent next week. Those doses will be distributed among 13 counties and mostly to hospitals for vaccination of high-risk health care workers. About 1,000 of these initial doses will go to Consonus Pharmacy, which partners with some long-term care facilities.

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