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COVID-19 vaccine challenges: what have we learned so far and what remains to be done?

Forman, Rebecca, Shah, Soleil, Jeurissen, Patrick, Jit, Mark and Mossialos, Elias (2021) COVID-19 vaccine challenges: what have we learned so far and what remains to be done? Health Policy, 125 (5). 553 - 567. ISSN 0168-8510

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.03.013


Developing and distributing a safe and effective SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine has garnered immense global interest. Less than a year after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, several vaccine candidates had received emergency use authorization across a range of countries. Despite this scientific breakthrough, the journey from vaccine discovery to global herd immunity against COVID-19 continues to present significant policy challenges that require a collaborative, global response. We offer a framework for understanding remaining and new policy challenges for successful global vaccine campaigns against COVID-19 as well as potential solutions to address them. Decision-makers must be aware of these challenges and strategize solutions that can be implemented at scale. These include challenges around maintaining R&D incentives, running clinical trials, authorizations, post-market surveillance, manufacturing and supply, global dissemination, allocation, uptake, and clinical system adaption. Alongside these challenges, financial and ethical concerns must also be addressed.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Health Policy
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 21 May 2021 23:15
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 03:34

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