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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Karyth Cara eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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