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How do you decide who gets vaccinated first?

KCBS Radio, Feb. 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

How do you decide who gets vaccinated first?

As the vaccine rollout continues, some controversies have arisen over who gets priority access. “These are challenging questions for sure and one way to break down the issues is to ask, ‘what are we primarily trying to achieve with the vaccine?’” said Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, director of medical ethics, [school of medicine], at UC Irvine. … “My own view is that from the beginning we should have said the overarching goal is to save lives and to reduce severe illness. And if you do that, then you prioritize really based on age.”