Health care personnel, residents of longterm care facilities to get first crack at Covid-19 vaccine

Guam's latest Covid-19 death toll: 115

Health care personnel and residents of longterm care facilities have been identified as the priority groups that will be in front of the line for the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine, which is anticipated to arrive on Guam in the middle of this month.

According to the Vaccine and Antiviral Prioritization Policy Committee, health care personnel will be prioritized on account of their exposure to the coronavirus; while the facility patients based on their specialized care needs.

Both groups were recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be vaccinated first during the initial phases of Covid-19 vaccine availability.

Next in line are the essential service workers, whose jobs entail difficulty in social distancing while on duty.