Nations firm up on strategies for vaccination

Distribution and deciding who will get the shots first among key challenges for govts

With several vaccines having proven effective in large clinical trials, regulators approve usage in the coming weeks.
With several vaccines having proven effective in large clinical trials, regulators approve usage in the coming weeks.PHOTO: REUTERS

The hotly anticipated Covid-19 vaccines are almost here. Now for the issue of how to dispense them to the masses.

Across the globe, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide inoculation campaigns, as the development of a handful of experimental vaccines inches closer to the finish line. They are set to face a host of challenges and make many judgment calls in their vaccination strategies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 28, 2020, with the headline 'Nations firm up on strategies for vaccination'. Subscribe