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In the event of a pandemic or epidemic, how would you ensure that sufficient supplies...

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newkirk7 | Honors

Posted June 4, 2013 at 10:13 PM via web

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In the event of a pandemic or epidemic, how would you ensure that sufficient supplies of vaccinations & antiviral drugs are distributed to the general public

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 5, 2013 at 10:16 PM (Answer #1)

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According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Appendix D: NVAC/ACIP Recommendation of Prioritization [and] Pandemic Antiviral Drug Use report. antiviral and vaccine drugs will be distributed on a prioritized schedule that is implemented to limit "the effects of a pandemic on society by preserving essential societal functions." The priority groups include:

  • primary: reduce death and morbidity
  • secondary: limit societal and economic impact
  • tertiary: protect components of the military

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