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COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project Launches To Further Inclusion and Dialogue Around Potential COVID-19 Vaccines Stakeholder campaign to focus on engagement with diverse constituencies and the importance of the clinical trials process, regulatory review, and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a group of 64 leading organizations representing patients, caregivers and families, diverse communities, health care workers, older Americans, veterans, frontline workers and scientists, launched the  COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project . Led by the  Alliance for Aging Research ,  HealthyWomen , and the  National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. , the project will convene a dialogue among organizations representing the multitude of constituencies that face challenges from COVID-19, particularly diverse groups that have been most harmed, and those on the front lines of the pandemic.  With multiple COVID-19 vaccine candidates in development, the project's partners are working collectively to encourage adherence to robust regulatory review, share knowledge about the review process to increase transparency, and raise awareness of the need for all stakeholders to be involved at each stage of the process.  This work is guided by a core belief that approval and dissemination of any and all COVID-19 vaccines must be based on: Robust clinical trials that include diverse patient populations; Public disclosure of results from Phase 3 clinical trials, in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance; Authorization and subsequent approval based on evidence generated from clinical trials and well-established review processes at FDA; and Transparent and ongoing post-marketing safety surveillance. As part of the effort, the project has launched  www.covidvaccineproject.org  to share information and resources to help educate a variety of critical audiences about the process and the science related to COVID-19 vaccines, as well as address the health inequities that exist generally and specifically with respect to COVID-19.  To learn more about the project and for details on how organizations and industry partners can get involved, click here . For a list of COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project members, to-date, click here . Statement from the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project: "Authorized and approved COVID-19 vaccines are our best hope to protect against the virus that has singlehandedly changed everything. We expect, and believe it is important, that there be multiple vaccines for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project strives to communicate scientifically accurate information – including what we know and what we still need to funny post learn.

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