Vaccination status as a criterion for prioritizing COVID-19 care; ethical or not ethical?

Vaccination status as a criterion for prioritizing COVID-19 care; ethical or not ethical?

Authors

  • Kamleshun Ramphul Department of Pediatrics, Shanghai Xin Hua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
  • Petras Lohana
  • Arti Lohana
  • Nomesh Kumar Liaquat University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jamshroo, Pakistan
  • Renuka Verma Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Punjab, India.

Keywords:

Vaccine, COVID-19

Abstract

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11-05-2022

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Ramphul K, Lohana P, Lohana A, Kumar N, Verma R. Vaccination status as a criterion for prioritizing COVID-19 care; ethical or not ethical?. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 May 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];93(2):e2022056. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/12332