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Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Based on Epidemiological and Operational Considerations

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am EDT

Organized by Center for Global Development

Allocating Scarce COVID-19 Vaccines Based on Epidemiological and Operational Considerations

November 5, 2021

RSVP

Presenters

  • Nimalan Arinaminpathy, Imperial College London
  • Sarang Deo, Indian School of Business
  • Sripad Devalkar, Indian School of Business

Moderator

  • Hiral Anil Shah, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development

Chair

  • Javier Guzman, Director, Global Health Policy Program and Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development

About the Event 

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 focussing 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.

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Organizer

Center for Global Development