Pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have to consider storage requirements, more staffing and store layout for vaccine distribution.
The CDC's index weighs factors like a community’s poverty level, racial breakdown and housing.
At first, COVID-19 vaccines won't be marketed in the usual sense, because the government will be the main buyer.
As of now, confidence in a potential COVID-19 vaccine is lower than confidence in other vaccines, one specialist says.
Dr. Larry Brilliant, an epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, believes the right kind of COVID-19 vaccine must meet some minimum requirements, like ease of storage and use.
Epidemiologist and CEO of Pandefense Advisory Larry Brilliant, who helped eradicate smallpox and polio, believes any vaccine program aimed at stopping COVID-19 must be distributed in every corner of the world.
"Vaccine hesitancy" is listed as one of the World Health Organization's top 10 threats to global health.
There have been over 150 measles cases detected nationwide, including dozens of young children in the Pacific Northwest.
During last year’s season, an estimated 80,000 people died.