Statement issued on Dec. 11, 2020 -
The American College of Emergency Physicians supports EMS professionals and their role on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. We believe EMS professionals should be afforded Group 1A access to the COVID vaccine as recommended by the CDC and FDA so they can safely continue the fight against this pandemic.
ACEP encourages state policymakers to make every effort to ensure that all EMS professionals on the frontline have the opportunity to be vaccinated as soon as possible. The management of emergency patients takes a team and we must ALL be safely there for our patients.