Vaccine Allocation Strategies in Malaysia: Ethics and Social Justice

Vaccine Allocation Strategies in Malaysia: Ethics and Social Justice


22 Jan 2021    
15:00 - 16:30

Event Type

Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), Centre for Law and Ethics in Science And Technology (CELEST) & UM Research Ethics (UMREC) WEBINAR
22 January 2021 (Friday), 3pm – 4.30pm
Safe and effective covid-19 vaccines are now potentially within reach. However, due to the limited stocks, vaccines will
need to be deployed in batches over a period of time. Hence, this leads to the question of who should be the first to
receive scarce COVID-19 vaccines. Any vaccination allocation strategy must take into account ethical principles and
values to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines across our population. Ethical dimensions such as maximising benefits
and minimising harms to human well-being; mitigating vulnerabilities and inequalities; as well as promoting social justice
need to be taken into account. In this regard, there is much to be gained from listening to and considering the views of
experts from different fields to gain a deeper understanding of how allocation strategies can and should meet the needs
of society.
1) Prof. Datuk Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud, Faculty of Medicine, UM.
2) Emeritus Prof. Datuk Norma Mansor, Social Wellbeing Research Centre, UM
3) Prof. Dr. Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Faculty of Medicine, UM
4) Dr. Tharani Loganathan, Faculty of Medicine, UM
1) Dr. Ng Lee Luan, UMREC
2) Dr. Rahul Mishra, AEI


Contact person: Noradiana Ab. Aziz ( 013 2256563/ 03 7967 6906)