June 18, 2020 / 10:00 AM / 17 days ago

REFILE-WHO drawing up plans for 'fair, equitable' access to COVID-19 vaccine

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GENEVA, June 18 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization is drawing up plans to help decide who should be prioritised for a vaccine against COVID-19 once an inoculation has been approved, its chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Thursday.

The framework to ensure “fair and equitable access” would give priority to three group: frontline workers such as medics and the police, vulnerable people over 65 years old or at higher risk due to illness, and those in higher-transmission settings such as meat factories, prisons or care homes, she said. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay in Geneva and Kate Kelland in London; Writing by Josephine Mason Editing by Peter Graff)

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