Abstract for: Understanding the Dynamics of Purchase Agreements During a Pandemic and its Impact on Vaccine Coverage

The aim of this research is to learn from today’s situation and understand the different, unintended consequences of short-term decision making during a pandemic. The research focusses on the dynamics of inconsistent bilateral and multilateral purchase agreements on equitable access to vaccines, and ultimately vaccine coverage. We hope, by applying system dynamics, to create insights that can help redesign health systems to be more equitable.