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Table 3 Summary of prioritized population groups within the country plans

From: An analysis of how health systems integrated priority-setting in the pandemic planning in a sample of Latin America and the Caribbean countries

Criteria for prioritization Population prioritized Bahamas Chile Panama Argentina Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Mexico Paraguay Peru Bolivia El Salvador Haiti Honduras
Prioritized given the greatest risk of becoming infected and seriously ill Elderly               
People immune-compromised               
People with comorbidities or predisposing conditions               
Prioritized given their risk of transmission Healthcare workers               
Travellers               
People living in institutions               
Prioritized given their vulnerability Racial and ethnic minorities               
Religious minorities               
Migrants               
Refugees/internally displaced persons (IDPs)               
Indigenous peoples NA             NA  
Persons with disabilities              
Prisoners, detainees, and those deprived of their liberty               
LGBTI people               
People living with HIV               
People who use drugs               
People with lower socioeconomic status               
Population in rural areas               
Homeless population               
Prioritized for continuity of services Pregnant women               
Young infants               
People in need of sexual and reproductive services               
People with pre-existing illnesses               
People living with HIV               
  1. LGBTI lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex