Covid-19 vaccines: Priorities, processes and practicalities

As vaccines become available, new challenges await, including managing delivery systems, tracking outcomes, and winning over those still hesitant about the benefits of vaccination.

Researchers in a laboratory under Yisheng Biopharma, one of the firms developing a Covid-19 vaccine, in Shenyang, China. PHOTO: AFP
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With Covid-19 flaring up again in many countries, and safe, effective vaccines likely to become available over the next few months, how do we deploy them wisely and well?

Globally, the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access (Covax) Facility is working on vaccine access for all who need it, including low- and medium-income countries. This international collaboration aims to enable equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines through global risk-sharing and pooled procurement strategies.

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