17 November 2020
Public preferences for prioritizing a COVID-19 vaccine

Who should get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

People with pre-existing medical conditions, ‘essential’ professions and virus spreaders should be vaccinated first. That is the result of a study where researchers asked a representative sample of 2000 Belgians who should get the upcoming COVID 19-vaccine first. However, a large majority of the respondents (78%) said that scientists should make that decision rather than the government or the people. These findings are pending full peer review, but the results were already made public in CEPR – Covid Economics.