Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

October 27, 2020, Vol 324, No. 16, Pages 1589-1690


Viewpoint September 10, 2020
Fairly Prioritizing Groups for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Govind Persad, JD, PhD; Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD
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JAMA. 2020;324(16):1601-1602. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.18513
This Viewpoint proposes that ethical principles of preventing harm, helping disadvantaged populations, and achieving equal treatment should guide COVID-19 vaccine distribution, supporting initial allocation to health care workers, people in high-risk occupations and housing, and those with high-risk medical conditions.