Thursday, 3 October 2019 | 09:00-11:30 | Kursaal C
The recent EU initiatives on vaccination reveal the unique complexity of the vaccine ecosystem. Decisions on, but not limited to, prioritisation of new pathogens for research and development (R&D), regulatory requirements, manufacturing and supply capacity, industrial and technology policies, procurement, pricing policies, forecasting and stockpiling practices, and financing of vaccination programmes, all impact access to vaccines globally and in a given country. Ultimately, the result should lead to a predictable and sustainable supply of innovative, qualitative and affordable vaccines to meet public health needs.
This session will aim to help the audience understand and recognise the many different components of a vaccine ecosystem, and how they are all interconnected. It will feature a panel debate followed by an interactive simulation exercise, providing the forum for participants not only to listen to experts, but actively take part and understand their respective roles as well.