12/3: COVID-19 vaccine update

A working group is developing a strategy for vaccinating USC staff, faculty, students and patients, and supporting efforts for the vaccination of the community at large. Issues being tackled include:

  • Determining the most equitable allocation and prioritization of vaccines for the USC community.
  • Evaluating the most effective and secure distribution of vaccines.
  • Working with local officials to create mobile vaccine sites for the larger community.

The university already has secured refrigeration and freezing facilities to accommodate the storage requirements of the leading vaccine candidates, and has begun to increase staffing to support spring COVID-19 testing and any vaccination program that may come online.

Read the full update from Rod Hanners, Keck Medicine of USC interim CEO.