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LIVE UPDATES: CDC to discuss coronavirus vaccine distribution plans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will meet on Tuesday to discuss distribution plans for the eventual coronavirus vaccine. 

While frontline and health care workers, the elderly and other vulnerable populations are likely to be included in the high priority group, those with obesity may also make the list, according to a new report. 

The meeting will come just one day after Moderna announced that it will apply for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus candidate, making it the second such company to do so.

Hours after the announcement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that a decision on Moderna’s EUA will likely come within days or a week after the agency rules on Pfizer’s application. 

Fast Facts

    • Moderna to submit coronavirus vaccine for emergency use authorization
    • CDC to discuss vaccine distribution plan on Tuesday
    • US has surpassed 13.3 million cases of the virus

The U.S. has reached over 13.3 million confirmed cases of the virus since the pandemic started, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

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