Having a vaccine prioritization plan that is fair, equitable, and evidence-based will be a key element in the national and Arizona response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The National Academies has been working on a Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. It will be released on September 1. 

Starting September 1, the National Academies will invite public comments on a Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, part of a study commissioned by NIH and CDC. The report will be released on September 1.

The study will recommend priorities to inform allocation of a limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine, taking into account factors such as racial/ethnic inequities and groups at higher risk due to health status, occupation, or living conditions.

Register Now! Public Listening Session

Wednesday, September 2 | 9:00 to 2:00 pm AZ Time

Please join the National Academies for an open session in which members of the public will be invited to address the study committee. You can sign up now to make a comment.

Because time at the session will be limited, they can’t guarantee that everyone will have the opportunity to make an oral comment. Please consider submitting a written comment between September 1 and September 4 (more information below).


Written Comment Period: September 1 – 4

Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments for consideration by the study committee (as individuals or on behalf of an organization). The public comment period will be open for 4 days, from 12:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 1, until 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 4. 

Members of the public will be able to download and review the discussion draft before submitting a comment through a form (uploaded documents accepted). All materials comments received will be placed in the committee’s Public Access File, and may be provided to the public upon request

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