The plan for phase 1b of vaccination follows recommendations last week from the State Disaster Medical Advisory Committee.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services expects to publish a final plan early next week.
The groups would be among those eligible for immunizations next under a plan before a larger state committee Thursday.
Older adults join other priority groups being cleared for immunization, even as vaccine supply remains a challenge.
A plan approved Tuesday comes as the Trump administration said everyone 65 and older, and adults with serious medical conditions, should now qualify for shots.
Gov. Tony Evers called for more doses from the federal government and pharmacists said more priority groups should get shots now.
Whether inmates, transit workers and others should be given priority is being considered.
To meet its share of a national goal of 1 million shots a day, Wisconsin needs more doses, officials said.
"As we begin 2021, my deepest immediate hope is that we are able to scale our vaccine production farther, and safely approve additional vaccines so that each and every one of you can make a reasoned, informed choice to be immunized and make us all safe against this disease."
Residents and staff at assisted living facilities will come next, likely in January.
Wisconsin could get 101,000 doses of Moderna's vaccine next week it is approved.
The EUA program, established in 2004, gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to grant temporary, accelerated approval to a medical drug or device needed in a public health emergency. The EUA review process is less rigorous than a regular approval.
Health care workers, older adults, people with serious medical conditions and minorities are among groups that might get COVID-19 vaccines first if supply is limited, as federal and state committees rush to set priorities before vaccines become available.
A physician and associate dean with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Temte is also an expert in vaccine and immunization policy.
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