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COVID-19: vaccine rollout and allocating vaccine equitably Several COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use around the world and countries are beginning to deliver them. Initial vaccine distribution isn’t even, with richer countries snapping up supplies despite WHO efforts to make distribution fair.   What is WHO’s plan to distribute... search all news

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Fairly prioritizing groups for access to COVID-19 vaccines. 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)hasproposedaframework forCOVID-19 vaccine allocation. Others have discussed distributing vaccine among countries. This...

Ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines in the US: current system challenges and opportunities. There has been a worldwide effort to accelerate the development of safe and effective vaccines for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. When vaccines become licensed and available broadly to the public, the final hurdle is equitable distribution and access for all who are recommended...

Vaccination criteria based on factors influencing COVID-19 diffusion and mortality. SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious, rapidly turned into a pandemic, and is causing a relevant number of critical to severe life-threatening COVID-19 patients. However, robust statistical studies of a large cohort of patients, potentially useful to implement a vaccination campaign, are rare. We...

Priority allocation of pandemic influenza vaccines in Australia - recommendations of 3 community juries. Background: Pandemic planning has historically been oriented to respond to an influenza virus, with vaccination strategy being a key focus. As the current COVID-19 pandemic plays out, the Australian government is closely monitoring progress towards development of SARS-CoV2 vaccines as a definitive...

Allocation criteria for an initial shortage of a future SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and necessary measures for global immunity. The aim of the article was to describe the challenges in the creation and development of COVID-19 vaccine.


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