Abstract for: Equitable Access to Vaccines during Pandemics: The Dynamics of Procurement Mechanisms

This research hypothesis that decisions taken by countries and regions about procurement of vaccines influence the timing and speed of vaccination rollout, and ultimately impacts the issue of unequitable access to vaccines. This motivates the need to model the entire system of national governments accessing vaccines, which will allow to understand and evaluate different procurement mechanisms and its impact on equitable access to vaccines during pandemics. This research applies system dynamics using data retrieved from a literature scoping review.