Randomized COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout
5 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2021
Date Written: March 5, 2021
Vaccines will be vital to control the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but the pressure to quickly move from research to implementation raises concerns about benefits and harms, vaccine acceptance and fair access. Here we present a strategy for the COVID-19 vaccination rollout which can be rapidly embedded and would offer direct real-world evidence of vaccines on a large scale to generate otherwise unobtainable knowledge on the safety and perhaps efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines.
Note: Funding Statement: None.
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Keywords: COVID-19, vaccines, randomization, study design
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