Lessons from COVID-19 & poverty-associated infectious disease vaccines for future epidemic & pandemic preparedness

Vaccine Insights 2022; 1(1), 115 –120

DOI: 10.18609/vac.2022.018

Published: 8 June 2022
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Jerome H. Kim, Maria Elena Bottazzi

“[The] gap in vaccine equity has resulted in additional deaths, trillions of dollars’ worth of economic damage, and the generation of increasingly resistant variants of concern”

Vaccine development for COVID-19 and poverty-associated infectious diseases face a range of challenges – some very different, some with significant overlap. Here, we identify six key mutually instructive lessons that should be applied if we are to respond more efficiently and equitably to the next epidemic or pandemic threat.