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Covid vaccine: How to ensure equitable distribution

We need equity, not equality, in vaccine distribution, and that is maintained in India's plan with some sort of emphasis on the risk factor and also due recognition of the importance of health workers

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Coronavirus Vaccine | health workers in India

Atanu Biswas 



Atanu Biswas

One of my acquaintances, a professor at the University of Florida, was reasonably excited when she got the Covid vaccine shot offered by the university fairly quickly. Every country, however, needs its own plan for procurement, distribution and prioritisation for vaccination according to its socio-economic and demographic structure. This is undoubtedly an unprecedented scale of vaccination in India — a much more extensive exercise than the polio vaccination to which we are accustomed for years. “It will be 2024 till everybody gets vaccinated,” experts believe. Even if the procedure is expedited in the presence of multiple vaccines, the vaccination procedure would take quite some time to conclude, for sure.

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First Published: Fri, January 22 2021. 22:23 IST

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