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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Legal Issues and Challenges


2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET | December 10, 2020

As the nation awaits the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine, local and state health officials are making plans to distribute the vaccine. This webinar will examine: 1) legal issues arising from devising equitable and efficient vaccine allocation plans, including the relevance of ongoing emergency declarations, potential legal challenges to allocation plans, and available liability protections for manufacturers and health care practitioners; and 2) the process used by governmental agencies when considering recommending a novel vaccine.


  • Leila Barraza, JD, MPH, Senior Consultant, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office


  • Jennifer L. Piatt, JD, Research Scholar, Senior Attorney, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
  • Doug Campos-Outcalt, MD, MPA,  Senior Lecturer,  Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona; Clinical Professor, College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.