IHE Publications

A Net Benefit Approach for the Optimal Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine

The objective of this study was to implement a model-based approach to identify the optimal allocation of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine in the province of Alberta Canada. The results have three important policy implications: (i) optimal vaccine allocation will depend on the public health policies in place at the time of allocation and the impact of those policies on population behaviour; (ii) outcomes of vaccine allocation policies can be greatly supported with interventions targeting contact reduction in critical sub-populations; and (iii) identification of the optimal strategy depends on which outcomes are prioritized.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2021

Authors: Erin Kirwin, Ellen Rafferty, Kate Harback, Jeff Round, Christopher McCabe

Journal Title: PharmacoEconomics