Comment Period Ends Next Friday: We Need to Focus Next Week & Get Comments in to Ensure Health Equity is Included

With the Phase II vaccination clinical trials showing promising results and Phase III trials well underway, it’s time to develop a comprehensive state plan for the equitable prioritization and deployment of COVID-19 vaccine in Arizona. That plan will need to set priorities for the early doses as well as outline the logistical details of its distribution. 

Fortunately, the National Academies of Medicine is working on an objective plan for the equitable allocation of those early doses. Beginning Sept. 1, the National Academies of Medicine will provide opportunities for discussion of their draft Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine.

A public listening session will be held Sept. 2 from 9 a.m – 2 p.m. AZ Time. The listening session requires registration. More information about the public comment period is available here.

The initial written comment period will ONLY be open from Sept. 1-4 so we will need to work quickly next week to get our comments in. Hopefully many of our members can listen in and develop thoughts about the initial plan- with a lens to ensuring it includes health equity. Let’s post those comments on our policy committee Basecamp this upcoming week so we can get comments in by Friday.