Starting shot for vaccines

Early lessons from the ups and downs of COVID-19 immunisation roll-out(s)

Eagerly anticipated throughout 2020, COVID-19 vaccines are finally here. At the same time, their roll-out is posing substantial challenges across the EU and beyond, and as the number of available vaccines has grown, so has the number and prevalence of new emerging strains of the virus. Building up a broad and diverse portfolio of vaccines to meet the needs of all communities in Europe, as well as uniting across sectors and borders in the vaccination effort, has never been more important.

This webinar, organised in partnership with Valneva, focused particularly on the experiences of scientists, policymakers and industry, looking back at successes and roadblocks experienced in acquiring and administering the first COVID-19 vaccines, as well as forward, armed with the lessons learned.


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in the webinar

John Ryan

John Ryan

Director Public Health, DG SANTE, European Commission

Thomas Steffen

Thomas Steffen

State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Health

Beate Kampmann

Beate Kampmann

Director of The Vaccine Centre, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Juan Carlos Jaramillo

Juan Carlos Jaramillo

Chief Medical Officer, Valneva

Odile Launay

Odile Launay

Director, Clinical Investigation Center in Vaccinology Cochin Pasteur

Moderation: Sue Saville

Moderation: Sue Saville

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