COVID-19 Vaccination in the Time of Austerity: How and for Whom?

Author
Joelle M. Abi-Rached, Pascale Salameh
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Arab Reform Initiative (ARI)
Abstract
As countries begin to roll out vaccination for COVID-19, the Lebanese caretaker government has yet to provide details about its vaccination strategy, raising concerns about its ability to provide vaccines due to the country’s economic and governance crisis. This paper, written by public health professionals, raises a number of questions about the vaccination strategy that the government should address and calls for an open, inclusive, and transparent process to placate the worries of citizens given the privatization and politicization of the country’s health sector.
Topic
Public Health, Vaccine, Pandemic, COVID-19
Political Geography
Middle East, Lebanon