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10/10/2020

US panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

External Link - Source: ABC News

If the COVID-19 vaccine is efficacious, what considerations need to be factored in on who receives the vaccine first? A panel recently met to tackle this question. Healthcare workers and the disadvantaged are communities heavily considered. When vaccine supplies are limited, the panel argues these groups should be considered for priority. However, when it comes to considering priority on the basis of racial health disparities due to COVID-19, this question enters gray waters.