Global COVID-19 vaccine inequity: The scope, the impact, and the challenges

Cell Host Microbe. 2021 Jul 14;29(7):1036-1039. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2021.06.007.


Global vaccine inequity is prolonging the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we outline the scope and impact of inequitable vaccine distribution and identify challenges in vaccine development, manufacturing, and distribution as well as potential solutions to address this crisis.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control*
  • COVID-19 Vaccines / standards
  • COVID-19 Vaccines / supply & distribution*
  • China
  • Humans
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Facilities
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • United States
  • United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Vaccination


  • COVID-19 Vaccines