Conference on Vaccine Allocation and Social Justice
On December 4th and 9th, 2020, our group helped to plan and organize a conference on "Vaccine Allocation and Social Justice" with over 500 participants. The conference was co-hosted with Ariadne Labs, Boston College, the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, the International Society for Priorities in Health, MIT, O’Neil Institute/Georgetown, The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.
Ariadne Labs Vaccine Allocation Planner
Ariadne labs, a center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has developed a Vaccine Allocation Planner in a project led by Professor Rebecca Weintraub. The planner implements two versions of a 10% reserve for Covid-19 vaccines. The first allocates to hard-hit or vulnerable counties according to the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index, while the second uses the Surgo’s Covid-19 Community Vulnerability Index. Both indices were discussed in the NASEM report.