Transforming COVID-19 Vaccines into Vaccination: Challenges and Opportunities for Management Scientists
Health Care Management Science, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 455–459, September 2020
10 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2021 Last revised: 9 Nov 2021
Date Written: March 18, 2021
Amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the miraculous breakthroughs of multiple effective and safe COVID-19 vaccines offer hopeful prospects. Yet, the endgame of the pandemic is not vaccines; it is vaccination. The daunting challenge of vaccinating the world offers ample investigative opportunities for management scientists who are interested in improving the efficiency and equity of vaccine supply chains. In this article, we provide a brief overview of these opportunities through three constituent parts: (1) supply, (2) demand, and (3) matching supply with demand.
Note: Funding Statement: The authors received no funding for this study.
Declaration of Interests: The authors do not have any competing interest.
Keywords: COVID-19 vaccination, operations management, supply chain management
JEL Classification: I11, L23, L65, M11
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