The future of COVID-19: A vaccine review

Aksal P Vashi, Olivia C Coiado

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals, families, and communities for well over a year, and has brought light to how a broad range of social, economic, and historically relevant factors take massive tolls on the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world. This literature review aims to bring light to the current landscape of vaccines, disparities that exist in COVID-19 response, the historical relevance of the ongoing pandemic, and what needs to be accomplished for a more prepared response to potential future pandemics. It will be shown that as the world continues become more interconnected, amplification of international cooperation and well-funded response organizations are imperative to provide more equitable care in future health crises. The synthesis of current research will be helpful to researchers analyzing historical trends in the COVID-19 pandemic and individuals interested in better understanding and advocating for underserved communities across the globe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1461-1465
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection and Public Health
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Health equity
  • Social determinants
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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