Title

Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-27-2020

Keywords

Vaccine distribution, Vaccine allocation, Covid-19 disparities

Organizational Units

Sturm College of Law

Abstract

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.



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