Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 3/2021 English version - Ethical aspects in the testing of anti-COVID-19 vaccines. Version of February 18, 2021
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Ethical aspects in the testing of anti-COVID-19 vaccines. Version of February 18, 2021.
ISS Bioethics COVID-19 Working Group
2021, iv, 38 p. Rapporti ISS COVID-19 n. 3/2021 English version
The pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 virus is driving the need to test and approve new vaccines quickly. The report enucleates the ethical criteria that must be respected in this context. It describes the scientific and methodological aspects underlying the experimentation of vaccines, the regulatory aspects, the procedures adopted to reduce the time needed to grant authorizations. It highlights the need to not deviate from the rigor of the methodology and the ethical requirements that must always be guaranteed, even in emergency conditions.
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