Healthcare Policy

Healthcare Policy 17(3) February 2022 : 20-27.doi:10.12927/hcpol.2022.26732
Discussion and Debate

COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and Conflicts of Interest

Joel Lexchin

Abstract

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government established a COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force to provide it with recommendations on a wide variety of issues related to vaccines. This article explores how the conflicts of interest of the Task Force members are declared and managed and what the implications are for the advice that they offer to the government. The Canadian government needs to go beyond just managing conflicts and work toward eliminating them on the Task Force.

 

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