Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies

Livia De Picker, Marisa Casanova Dias, Michael Benros, Benedetta Vai, Igor Branchi, Francesco Benedetti, Alessandra Borsini, Juan Carlos Leza, Hilkka Kärkkäinen, Miia Männikkö, Carmine M Pariante, Ekin Sönmez Güngör, Anna Szczegielniak, Ryad Tamouza, A van der Markt, Paolo Fusar-Poli, Julian Beezhold, Marion Leboyer

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The EU advises prioritising vaccination for people whose health makes them particularly at risk for severe COVID-19, but leaves it to member states to decide which medical conditions get prioritised. Ethical, neuroscientific, and public health considerations have been used to prioritise individuals with severe mental illness (ie, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and severe major depressive disorders).1, 2, 3 We systematically reviewed national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countrie
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-359
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

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