Construction workers will be included in round three of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. The committee voted over the weekend to determine who would receive vaccines in Phases 1b and 1c of the U.S. distribution.

Frontline healthcare workers and those in long-term care facilities received the first vaccines. The committee voted to recommend that adults aged 75 years or older and frontline essential workers such as teachers, first responders and grocery store workers be second in line for the vaccine. The group recommended that Phase 1c include vaccinations for adults aged 65 years and older, people aged 16 to 64 with high-risk underlying medical conditions and other essential non-frontline workers such as those in construction, transportation, public safety, media and food service.

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