Vaccine Considerations Project Details
The Vaccine Considerations Project has been created to highlight health and safety throughout the COVID-19 vaccine evaluation process.
We’re working to make sure that all health and safety concerns are given due consideration.
We’re creating a repository of information for everyone contemplating getting a vaccine, and for those advising them, that comprehensively addresses health concerns and considerations.
Health and Safety
The Vaccine Considerations Project mission is two-fold. While the COVID vaccines are being evaluated, and authorized for Emergency Use Authorization, we’re focusing on ensuring that all health and safety concerns backed by science are given due consideration. The Matrix of Concerns we’ve created is a simplified example of the type of deep analysis we’re doing.
FDA Advisory Committee
The Vaccine Considerations Project founder, Jared Krupnick, was given the opportunity to be one of the few outside presenters to the FDA Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on December 10th.
Information for Action
The second phase of our mission is to provide consumer and physician-oriented health and medical information to those considering getting a COVID vaccine, as well as those advising others about it (e.g., physicians, public health officials, media, etc.). In the coming weeks we’ll be launching the beta version of a revolutionary custom-programmed Information for Action platform to support the organization and sharing of the health and medical information in ground-breaking ways.
National Student Team
In addition to our Advisory Team, which also includes Dr. Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., an Associate Professor teaching Prevention Science courses at the University of Miami, who serves as our Implementation Science Advisor, our team is made up of a quickly-growing national Team of medical school and graduate school students, most pursuing advanced degrees in Public Health.
We began the project the last week in October with six students who attend the University of Miami, and in the following weeks, we’ve expanded to include students from several universities across the country.
We’re anticipating expanding to dozens of students from many more universities in the coming weeks. This recent article in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences newsletter provides a good encapsulation of our student-led efforts.
Marshaling Our Resources
The students are organizing into teams, from research to outreach, to accomplish every aspect of our project.
The students, most of whom are dedicating their lives to Medicine or Public Health, seeing the dire circumstances that COVID has created in our country, are coming together to do whatever they can in this moment. They’re devoting countless hours to make a real difference, saving as many lives as they possibly can.
Having already garnered the attention of the FDA Advisory Committee (VRBPAC), the energy and commitment of our students and leadership team are putting us on track for rapid growth in national visibility, influence, and impact in the coming weeks and months.
If you’d like to make an important national impact on public health, health literacy, health disparities, vaccine hesitancies, and patient outcomes during this once-in-a-lifetime global crisis, then join us!