Brace yourselves my fellow Americans – the first vaccines are here. But both good and bad news – depending on who you talk to – is there aren’t enough vaccines for all.
Dear Radasses and Radettes, vaccination is around the corner. However, the situation is quite simple – there isn’t going to be enough for everybody. The vaccine needs to be FDA approved and then the Advisory Committee of CDC decides on who gets the vaccines first.
Who will get vaccinated first?
The people who are a priority, in this case, will be the ones who we need it the most and are the most exposed – healthcare workers, doctors, nurses, and other staff. are the most important to get vaccinated. As people rely on these folks and their various skills, they’re being given priority. The fact that there are around 20 million such individuals means that there likely won’t be enough left for every American for years.
Other groups of people who are being considered for the vaccines are other at-risk or vulnerable groups such as the elderly, individuals with pre-existing health conditions, or essential workers (such as people working in the food industry, agriculture, transportation, delivery, etc.)
There’s plenty of controversy when it comes to vaccinating kids.
The most touchy subject is how the trials are going – or if they’re going, at all – on the kids. It’s going to take more time before many companies start testing the vaccines on children, and so far, only a couple of companies, like Pfizer, are doing pediatric trials.
What do you think, RadPeeps? Are you loving the idea of vaccines or not? We’d appreciate your opinion.