Prioritizing Who Gets Vaccinated for COVID-19 Saves Lives

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Waiting for your turn can be frustrating, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. But prioritizing who receives the limited supply of vaccines available saves lives and reduces spread of infection, according to a study published today in the journal PNAS from the University of California, Davis by senior author Michael Springborn, a UC Davis professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Policy and lead author Jack Buckner, a Ph.D. candidate in the UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology.

While there is mostly universal agreement that older people should be prioritized, debates are currently underway about prioritizing a variety of other groups. Still others argue against targeting at all.


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