Covid-19: who should be vaccinated first?

21 September 2020

After healthcare and some other essential workers, it might seem the most obvious candidates for a Covid-19 vaccine (if we have one) are the elderly and other groups that are more vulnerable to the virus. But Alberto Giubilini argues that prioritising children may be a better option as this could maximise the benefits of indirect immunity for elderly and other vulnerable groups.

Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MVcUE4K1vCE

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Transcript

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Dr Alberto Giubilini

Dr Alberto Giubilini
Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
University of Oxford

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