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Vaccine Ethics: Equity Versus Efficiency


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The process of obtaining the vaccine can be confusing. The 21st has a conversation about the psychological dimensions of the COVID-19 vaccine and whether the goals of equity and efficiency in conflict when it comes to the vaccine's distribution?


Dr. Shikha Jain, MD, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago and co-founder and chief operating of IMPACT 

Nancy Berlinger, research scholar at The Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute based in Garrison, New York.  

Cynthia Lubin Langtiw, Psy.D., professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Editor's Note: On Friday, the Illinois Department of Public Health launched a toll-free number for vaccination distribution information for residents outside of Chicago. IDPH says the hotline will have 500 agents answering calls at peak times, who speak English and Spanish, “with the “ability for translation into other languages,” according to the agency. The toll-free number for the hotline is 833-621-1284 and is open seven days a week from 6 a.m. to midnight CST.


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