Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Sturm College of Law
Vaccine distribution, Vaccine allocation, Covid-19 disparities
The supply of any successful vaccine for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will initially be limited. Who should have access first? The US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has proposed a framework for COVID-19 vaccine allocation. Others have discussed distributing vaccine among countries. This Viewpoint delineates how ethical values should guide prioritization of a COVID-19 vaccine among populations within the US. The discussion may be relevant to other countries as well.
Govind Persad, et al., Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines, 324 JAMA 1601 (2020).