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Using Public Deliberation to Set Priorities: The Case of COVID-19 Vaccine Access in New York City

Scherer, M., Kamler, A., Weiss, L., Blacksher, E., Jeavons, J., Gold, M.R.

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Healthcare Access and Quality
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Mitigation and Prevention

This article discusses the process used by the New York City Health Department to prioritize populations for access to the first round of COVID-19 vaccines. The city’s process was guided by input gathered during five public meetings. During these meetings, participants emphasized the need to prioritize health equity, examining the broad swatch of personal and societal factors that make people more or less susceptible to severe COVID-19 disease.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People Experiencing Poverty

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