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Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Based on Epidemiological and Operational Considerations
November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am EDT
The Center for Global Development will host an online event on Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Based on Epidemiological and Operational Considerations on 5 Nov 2021.
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutes have been using epidemiological modelling to predict the spread of the novel coronavirus as well as estimate the impact of different control measures.
With the development of multiple vaccine candidates, new questions have now arisen as to how policymakers can ensure cost-effective COVID-19 vaccine deployment and allocation that considers both operational constraints (e.g., in-country cold chain or human resources for healthcare capacity) and epidemiological characteristics (e.g., seroprevalence, social mixing, age-stratification, comorbidities, vaccine stretching etc).
In this event, study groups will present and disseminate results that tackle a diverse range of research questions focusing on COVID19 vaccine deployment and allocation. A wider discussion will follow focussing on how decision makers can consider epidemiological and operational modelling evidence to inform cost-effective COVID-19 vaccine deployment and allocation and highlight potential future steps and generalisable lessons for many lower resource settings.
- Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Professor in Mathematical Epidemiology, Imperial College London
- Sarang Deo, Professor, Indian School of Business
- Sripad Devalkar, Associate Professor of Operations Management, Indian School of Business
Please visit the Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Based on Epidemiological and Operational Considerations event site to register.