Volume 27, Number 8—August 2021
Considerations for Establishing Successful Coronavirus Disease Vaccination Programs in Africa
||Equal interest of everyone unless good reasons to justify differential prioritization
||May be most appropriate to guide allocation of scarce resources among persons or populations who can be expected to derive the same benefit from the resource (e.g., high-risk populations)
||Allocation according to capacity to do most good or minimize most harm (e.g., saving most possible lives)
||May be most appropriate to guide the allocation of scarce resources that confer substantially different benefits to different persons (e.g., groups expected to derive the most benefit)
|Prioritize highest risk
||Allocation to persons most at risk
||May be most appropriate to guide allocation of resources intended to protect those most at risk (e.g., groups most at risk for infection and severe illness)
|Prioritize those tasked with helping others||Allocation to persons with certain skills that can save others or because of their participation in helping others (e.g., vaccine trial volunteers)||May be most appropriate to guide allocation of resources to health care workers, first responders, vaccine trial participants, etc.|
*COVID-19, coronavirus disease.
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