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

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 21-02

10 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2021 Last revised: 9 Nov 2021

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Tinglong Dai

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Jing-Sheng Jeannette Song

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business

Date Written: March 18, 2021

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dai, Tinglong and Song, Jing-Sheng Jeannette, Transforming COVID-19 Vaccines into Vaccination: Challenges and Opportunities for Management Scientists (March 18, 2021). Health Care Management Science, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 455–459, September 2020, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Research Paper No. 21-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3797192 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3797192

Tinglong Dai (Contact Author)

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Jing-Sheng Jeannette Song

Duke University - Fuqua School of Business ( email )

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Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
United States

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