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Who Gets The COVID-19 Vaccine First? Connecticut Experts Break Down the Plan

Dec 8, 2020

Pfizer may receive emergency approval from the FDA this week, but who’s in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

This hour, we talk with members of Connecticut’s Vaccine Advisory Group, including co-chair Dr. Reginald Eadie. He’s one of the leaders who’s planning how COVID-19 vaccines will be stored and distributed in our state in the coming weeks and months.

We also talk with Tekisha Dwan Everette, a health equity expert who’s a member of the vaccine group. Given the disparate impact COVID has had on racial and socioeconomic groups, how will Connecticut give out the vaccine fairly?

Are you one of the people who may be eligible to be vaccinated later this month? Will you get it?

We want to hear from you. What questions do you have about the COVID vaccine?

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Reginald Eadie, MD - President and CEO of Trinity Health of New England and the Co-Chair of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group
  • Dr. Tekisha Dwan Everette, PhD - Executive Director of the nonprofit, Health Equity Solutions; she’s a member of Connecticut’s COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.