Lake County Adds Ethics Committee for COVID Vaccine Distribution

A COVID-19 Ethics Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to help guide Lake County’s COVID vaccination plan. While the state provides general priority of who is eligible for vaccines, counties can make some decisions while following those guidelines. The ethics committee will serve as advisors to Dr. Gary Pace, the county’s public health officer, who has the final say. The goal is to make sure the process of determining eligibility tiers is transparent, and that vaccine distribution is equitable.