Priority of Vaccination of the Population against COVID-19: Moral Principles

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic broke out at the end of 2019 and throughout 2020 there were intensive international efforts to find a vaccine for the disease, which has already led to the deaths of over 6 million people. In December 2020, several pharmaceutical companies announced that they had succeeded in producing an effective vaccine and after approval by the various regulatory bodies, countries started to vaccinate their citizens. With the start of the global campaign to vaccinate the world’s population against COVID-19, there was a strong renewal of the debate about prioritizing the population for the vaccination. This article presents the moral approaches to this issue and their consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number380
JournalVaccines
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2023

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Morality
  • Priority of Vaccination

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