N Engl J Med 2021 Sep 22. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
From the Covid-19 Response Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (T.P., R.G., K.E.F.-D., J.L.F., M.F., N.C., S.S.M., J.R.V., S.J.S.), and the Georgia Emerging Infections Program and Emory University School of Medicine (S.K.F.) - both in Atlanta; the University of Iowa, Iowa City (N.M.M., D.A.T., K.K.H., B.F.); Olive View and University of California Los Angeles Ronald Reagan Medical Centers, Los Angeles (D.A.T., A.K., G.J.M.), the University of California San Francisco, Fresno (B.C.), and the California Emerging Infections Program, Oakland (J.L.); Baystate Medical Center, Springfield (H.A.S.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston (P.C.H.), and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester (J.P.H.) - all in Massachusetts; Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami (L.C.L.); University Medical Center, Louisiana State University, New Orleans (S.C.L.); Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia (E.K.); Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City (M.T.S.); the University of Chicago (D.G.B.) and the Department of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center (M.Y.L.) - both in Chicago; the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson (U.N.); the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham (W.A.S.); the University of Washington, Seattle (D.J.H.); Valleywise Health Medical Center, Arizona State University, Phoenix (F.L.); the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver (D.B.); the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program and Yale School of Public Health, New Haven (M.B.); the Maryland Department of Health (K.M.-G.) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (A.K.D.) - both in Baltimore; the Minnesota Emerging Infections Program, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul (S.L.); the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (E.C.P.), and the New Mexico Emerging Infections Program, Santa Fe (E.C.P.); the University of Rochester Medical Center and the New York State-Rochester Emerging Infections Program, Rochester (G.D.); the Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority, Portland (R.P.); Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville (T.M.M.); the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (D.J.A.); the University of Utah Veterans Affairs Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City (J.M.); Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Louis (J.H.K.); the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison (N.S.); and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage (R.S.).
Background: The prioritization of U.S. health care personnel for early receipt of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines against severe acute respiratory disease coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), allowed for the evaluation of the effectiveness of these new vaccines in a real-world setting. Read More