HIP Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Toolkit

The Health innovation Program, lead my Professor of Population Health Sciences, Maureen Smith, in partnership with UW Health, has released a COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Toolkit. This toolkit, intended for healthcare administrators, policymakers, and researchers interested in equitably distributing vaccinations to healthcare personnel, can be used to improve the equity of the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations to healthcare personnel during Phase 1a of the CDC’s vaccine distribution plan, if not enough vaccine is available to immunize an entire group of employees with similar job-related risk exposure. The COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool ranks health care personnel with similar job-related risk exposure by risk of mortality to COVID-19 according to SVI and age.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Tool was developed by staff at UW Health and the University of Wisconsin Health Innovation Program.