This report offers concrete strategies to operationalize a decolonized approach to COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
COVID-19 in March 2021
The WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Despite over 448 million vaccine doses administered globally, there was significant unfairness in the distribution of vaccines. Marginalized populations such as migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, stateless individuals, internally displaced people, and Indigenous Peoples faced the risk of being deprioritized or excluded from vaccination campaigns once the vaccines reached their respective countries.
Prioritizing Indigenous Peoples
In the past, public health measures have been used to advance colonial ambitions. By adopting a decolonized approach, the response to the pandemic can contribute to reconciliation, promote justice, reduce inequality, and enhance the well-being of Indigenous Peoples during and after the pandemic
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