Launch and Scale-Up of Vaccines: Implications and Lessons from COVID-19
COVID-19 vaccines were developed and distributed at a speed and scale never before seen in public health. Beyond saving lives and helping control the pandemic, this rapid rollout has implications that could improve the development and distribution of other life-saving vaccines, particularly for low and middle-income countries. In this event, moderated by Dr Krishna Udayakumar, panelists with diverse expertise will describe successes and barriers in the launch of COVID-19 vaccines and explore key lessons that can help improve vaccine development and access in LMICs.
Assistant Director, Programs
Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University
Imran Raza Mirza
COVID-19 Program, Health Specialist ACT-A/COVAX Program Group, UNICEF
Senior Program Officer
Vaccine Access, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Krishna Udayakumar (moderator)
Founding Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center, Duke University
Chizoba Barbara Wonodi
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
This is a hybrid event with both in-person and remote attendance options. Attendance in person is encouraged. Lunch will be available.