COVID-19 Vaccine Ethics: Passports, Mandates, Incentives and Ethical Principles for Global Allocation

Event Date & Time

June 23, 2021 at Noon to 1:15 p.m. CDT



Event Details:
Join the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics for a virtual “Conversations About Ethics” event on COVID-19 vaccine ethics featuring Lawrence O. Gostin, a University Professor and Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law. Professor Gostin also directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law.

When the U.S. authorized the first COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in mid-December 2020, a new phase of the pandemic began. The nation enters this summer with a sense of optimism, even as it faces new ethical and practical challenges. Many of these center around equitable distribution: What obligation does our nation have to make COVID-19 vaccines available to other countries, as well as hard-to-reach populations within our own borders? The availability of vaccines also raises questions about balancing individual rights with public safety: Under what circumstances should mandates, incentives and “vaccines passports” be deployed? As the nation seeks to emerge from the pandemic, ethical discussions like these are taking center stage.

Register for this virtual event at Free and open to all. Continuing Medical Education credit is available.

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