Food Service Workers To Receive Early Vaccines

January 4, 2021

The nationwide rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has focused largely on the front-line doctors and nurses, and for good reason, given their close proximity to patients battling the potentially deadly illness. But the recommendations for vaccination priorities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also acknowledge the risks facing other key employees in healthcare facilities.

Foodservice employees, including those in restaurants, have been prioritized as “other essential workers” and included in the CDC’s recommendation for early COVID-19 vaccinations, according to Food Management. While not providing a timeline for when foodservice workers could get the coronavirus vaccinations, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended they be included in round 1c of vaccine distribution.

Residents of long-term care facilities and healthcare workers are in round 1a, and people 75 and older and frontline essential workers are in round 1b. Those 1b frontline essential workers, according to the CDC, total about 30 million people and the 1c other essential workers, which include foodservice employees, total about 57 million.

Click here to read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Food Service


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Health-Housing Project Targets Community Needs


3.7-acre complex is designed to increase access to healthcare and affordable housing for area’s most vulnerable

6/17/2021

Seismic Shift: System Opts To Build New, Not Retrofit


Retrofitting existing facility would cost about as much as building new hospital

6/17/2021

COVID-19 Influences Hospitals’ Upgrades


Lessons learned during pandemic applied to building overhauls, including need for patient privacy and expanded digital capabilities

6/17/2021

Penn Medicine’s New Pavilion Focuses on HVAC Efficiency and Sustainability


New 1.5 million-square-foot Philadelphia hospital set to open in fall of 2021

6/16/2021

Groups To Foster Sustainability in Safety-Net Hospitals


Topics to include strategic energy management planning, new technologies and innovative funding mechanisms

6/16/2021





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.