Mink farmers, elderly, first responders, teachers, prison workers among those potentially next in line for COVID-19 shots

Photo by Lauren Bishop, CDC/https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=24150
Photo by Lauren Bishop, CDC/https://phil.cdc.gov/Details.aspx?pid=24150

Mink husbandry workers will likely be included in the second vaccination phase, accounting for about 300 people, according to the vaccine subpanel of the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee.

The 17-member panel debated the lineup late last week. The committee advises the state’s health agency regarding medical ethics during a declared disaster or public health emergency, taking into consideration guidelines from the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

The state panel decided to add mink husbandry to the list over concerns that there could be human-to-mink and then ...

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