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The Ethics of Vaccination Plans

February 5, 2021 – New Mexico continues to vaccinate its population at a 92 percent efficiency rate. However, a slow supply chain means not everyone who wants a vaccination can get one. The dilemma highlights the choices public officials make in determining who gets a shot first and when to move down the list to the next group. Gallaudet University philosopher and bioethicist Teresa Blankmeyer Burke discusses the choices that must be made and how states and health care systems must consider equitable distribution amid problems like line-jumping and false claims of underlying co-morbitiies. 
Correspondent: Megan Kamerick 
Teresa Blankmeyer Burke 

For More Information: 
Ethics in the History of Vaccines – College of Physicians of Philadelphia 
An Ethical Consideration of the COVID-19 Vaccine – NPR