Many of you are watching for information on how the government will prioritize allocation of an eventual FDA-approved COVID vaccine. Well, another step in the process is coming on Friday, when the National Academy of Science will release their final recommendations. More below.
Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine: On Friday, October 2, the National Academies will release the final Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine report during a free webinar hosted by study committee co-chairs William Foege and Helene Gayle. Sponsored by NIH and CDC, the report will help guide equitable allocation of a limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine. The final report follows a discussion draft that was released on September 1, 2020, to obtain input from the public. In addition to an updated framework for equitable allocation, the report includes recommendations for ensuring equity in distribution, administration, and access to the vaccine; for effective community engagement, risk communication, and strategies to promote vaccine acceptance; and for equitable global allocation.