NASEM Issues Framework for Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently issued the Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine to provide an overarching framework for vaccine allocation to assist policymakers and stakeholders in the domestic and global health communities. The report recommends four allocation phases for the COVID-19 vaccine and outlines numerous considerations and factors for vaccine delivery according to risk. NASEM further notes that mitigating racial and ethnic inequities “by explicitly addressing the higher burden of COVID-19 experienced by these populations is a moral imperative of any equitable vaccine allocation framework.

The full NASEM report is available here.