Choices in a Crisis — Individual Preferences among SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

New England Journal of Medicine
April 29, 2021 Vol. 384 No. 17
http://www.nejm.org/toc/nejm/medical-journal

 

Choices in a Crisis — Individual Preferences among SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines
Daniel B. Kramer, M.D., M.P.H., Douglas J. Opel, M.D., M.P.H., Efthimios Parasidis, J.D., M.B.E., and Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D.
… We believe that public health officials should anticipate these good-faith concerns and provide clear recommendations regarding accommodation of individual preferences. Nevertheless, at this point in the pandemic, we find countervailing considerations more compelling, and we recommend restricting patient choice. The key guideposts for this position are expediency, equity, and equanimity…