Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine DistributionPublished on January 04, 2021
The government has released an Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution which was developed in partnership with the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force to guide further vaccine prioritization and distribution across the province.
This ethical framework is a clear demonstration of the government’s commitment to Ontarians to be transparent. This framework will help ensure that vaccines are distributed to Ontarians safely, fairly and as quickly as possible.
The Ethical Framework includes the following principles to guide COVID-19 vaccine distribution:
- Minimize harms and maximize benefits,
- Legitimacy; and
- Public trust.
The province continues to vaccinate vulnerable populations and those who care for them through Phase One of its three-phase implementation plan as additional vaccines become available.
While the Health Canada approval and rollout of two vaccines represent progress in the fight against COVID-19, Ontarians are reminded that staying home and following public health guidelines is currently the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
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