Friday, August 7 | 3:15 to 6:15 pm ET
Join us for a free public workshop to inform a fast-track study that will help policymakers plan for equitable allocation of a limited initial supply of vaccine against COVID-19.
Topics will include (subject to change):
- Updates on current vaccine development and distribution activities, including Operation Warp Speed and the World Health Organization’s vaccine allocation framework
- Learning from past vaccine allocation experiences in the United States and strategies to ensure public trust and equity
- The role of infectious disease dynamics in informing vaccine allocation strategy
Study Background: A Framework for Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus
In response to a request from the NIH and CDC, the NAM and the National Academies have formed an expert committee to develop an overarching framework for equitable allocation of vaccines against COVID-19.
The committee will consider what criteria should be used to set priorities for equitable distribution among groups of potential vaccine recipients, taking into account factors such as population health disparities; individuals at higher risk because of health status, occupation, or living conditions; and geographic distribution of active virus spread. In addition, the committee will consider how communities of color can be assured access to COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. and recommend strategies to mitigate vaccine hesitancy among the American public.
For more information, visit the study webpage.
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For questions, contact COVIDVaccineFramework@nas.edu.
For media inquiries, contact Dana Korsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.