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Use case scenarios for potential COVID-19 vaccines

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Join us for the second seminar in the Let’s Talk COVID-19 series where Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith will discuss the potential for COVID-19 vaccines.

The speed with which a potential COVID-19 vaccine is being developed is remarkable due to parallel efforts of diverse platforms and high-risk early upscaling of manufacturing capabilities. In addition, early deliberations are underway that will shape policy formulations based on target product profiles and anticipated optimum impact especially in the context of constrained vaccine supply.

  • Chair: Hilary Bower, Assistant professor in Epidemiology, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team 
  • Speaker: Annelies Wilder-Smith, Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases, LSHTM
  • Discussant: Professor Daniel Bausch, Director, UK Public Health Rapid Support Team

About the Speaker
Annelies Wilder-Smith is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Consultant to WHO on vaccine policies. She is the Past President of the International Society of Travel Medicine, Chair of the Lancet Commission on Dengue and other Arboviral Diseases, and co-Chair of the Lancet ID Commission on Pandemic Preparedness.

 

Background reading:
Developing Covid-19 Vaccines at Pandemic Speed. Lurie N, Saville M, Hatchett R, Halton J. N Engl J Med. 2020 May 21;382(21):1969-1973. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2005630. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

 

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