Strategies for optimizing Covid-19 vaccine distribution - Session 1: Gender considerations in COVID 19 vaccine rollout


To maximize the benefits of COVID-19 vaccine deployment for all, it is important to identify and address the gender-related barriers that impact access to health services, including immunization. Attention to gender-related issues goes beyond focusing on coverage discrepancies: there are multiple ways in which gender roles, norms and relations influence who gets sick, who has access and control over resources, who’s voice is heard, and who’s health needs are met, including for vaccination.