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Vaccine Equity and Efficacy in the United States and the World

Nurse giving a Covid-19 vaccine to a senior Black woman.
Image by Adamkaz/iStock

As efforts to distribute COVID-19 vaccines intensify throughout the United States and across the globe, how can we ensure that equity and access are prioritized? This panel seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of equitable public health strategies around COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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Nurse giving a Covid-19 vaccine to a senior Black woman.


Immaculata De Vivo, professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Medical School, and codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute


K. Viswanath, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and McGraw/Patterson Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


  • Richard Goldsby, Thomas B. Walton Jr. Memorial Professor of Biology Emeritus, Amherst College
  • Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Kate O’Brien, director, Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization

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