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Abstract: As the United States jabs its way toward herd immunity, the vast majority of the world continues to lack access to COVID-19 vaccines. Against this backdrop of limited supply, prioritization (who gets the vaccine first?) and dose-sparing (could we safely stretch limited doses further?) are strategic options which can be evaluated only in the context of great uncertainty about SARS-CoV-2 variants, adaptive and reactive human behavior, and inequities at global, national, and local scales. In this talk, we will discuss prioritization and dose sparing through mathematical/epidemiological models for SARS-CoV-2 transmission, evolution, vaccination, and dynamics, and highlight ways in which slight differences in application of the same strategy may either exacerbate or ameliorate health inequities more broadly.