COVID Vaccination Challenges: Ethical Imperatives and Local Realities
Religion and Development
Ethics and International Affairs
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AbstractLessons from the lived, ongoing experiences of religious communities can contribute to national and global COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, with applications ranging from the very global to the very local. New demands for cooperation and partnerships highlight the complex relationships between governments and religious communities. These involve shared and divergent concerns about ethical and practical aspects of equitable vaccine allocation and access, mechanisms to meet urgent logistical challenges, communications about needs and process, and addressing doubts and fears. This event summary highlights contributions to a virtual meeting on “COVID Vaccination Challenges: Ethical Imperatives and Local Realities,” held on February 24, 2021. The event featured health experts and development leaders, who reflected on faith engagement in COVID-19 vaccination.