Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines: Emerging Experience and Issues

03/4/2021 04:00 pm 03/4/2021 05:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Rollout of COVID-19 Vaccines: Emerging Experience and Issues

If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, 2021 may well be the year of the vaccine. Several countries have already embarked upon a rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinating several billion people across the world is an enormous task and raises a number of important issues, including equitable distribution of the vaccines across and within countries, who will pay how much for vaccination, the roles of government, private providers and NGOs, as well as negotiating vaccination hesitancy, logistical challenges, and many more.

Event host

Professor Asad Islam, Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), Monash Business School.

Speakers

Professor Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Professor MacIntyre is the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity at UNSW. She heads the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, which researches epidemiology, vaccinology, bioterrorism prevention, mathematical modelling, genetic epidemiology, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases. Her research includes personal protective equipment, vaccinology, epidemic response, emerging infectious diseases, and bioterrorism prevention. She is a dual-specialist physician with training in epidemiology and modelling. She leads the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER), the first centre in Australia dedicated to the epidemic response.

Dr Ajay Shah, Jindal Global University (JGU), India

Dr Shah is a Research Professor at JGU, India. Prior to this, he served as: Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy; consultant to the Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, India; Associate Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai; and President of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. He engages in academic and policy-oriented research on India, at the intersection of economics, law, and public administration, focusing on macroeconomics, finance, health, and technology policy. He also co-authored a book (with Vijay Kelkar) in 2019, In Service of the Republic: The Art and Science of Economic Policy, which featured in Bloomberg’s global list of the best books of 2020.

Dr Pandu Riono, University of Indonesia (UI)

Dr Riono is a Senior Staff member at the Faculty of Public Health, UI. He has prior experience as an International Consultant for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Bangkok, Thailand, and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2010, he has held the Technical Consultant position on the national Tuberculosis (TB) program, developing national TB estimation methods. He is currently an active member of the TB and HIV Experts Commission at the Ministry of Health in Indonesia, and Indonesia TB Research Network, JetSet. He is also a consultant for on-going projects with the World Bank, UNICEF, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). His current projects are on TB, HIV and COVID-19.

Moderator

Professor Karin Leder (MBBS, FRACP, PhD, MPH, DTMH), Monash University

Professor Leder is an infectious diseases physician, Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Head of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health Services at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. Her works include risks of infections from exposure to contaminated environments and unsafe water, factors associated with the spread of infections across international borders, global surveillance of health risks associated with travel, and prevention of infections.

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Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

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Event Details

Date:
4 March 2021 at 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Health Economics

Description

If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, 2021 may well be the year of the vaccine. Several countries have already embarked upon a rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinating several billion people across the world is an enormous task and raises a number of important issues, including equitable distribution of the vaccines across and within countries, who will pay how much for vaccination, the roles of government, private providers and NGOs, as well as negotiating vaccination hesitancy, logistical challenges, and many more.

Event host

Professor Asad Islam, Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES), Monash Business School.

Speakers

Professor Raina MacIntyre, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Professor MacIntyre is the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Global Biosecurity at UNSW. She heads the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, which researches epidemiology, vaccinology, bioterrorism prevention, mathematical modelling, genetic epidemiology, public health and clinical trials in infectious diseases. Her research includes personal protective equipment, vaccinology, epidemic response, emerging infectious diseases, and bioterrorism prevention. She is a dual-specialist physician with training in epidemiology and modelling. She leads the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response, Integrated Systems for Epidemic Response (ISER), the first centre in Australia dedicated to the epidemic response.

Dr Ajay Shah, Jindal Global University (JGU), India

Dr Shah is a Research Professor at JGU, India. Prior to this, he served as: Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy; consultant to the Department of Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, India; Associate Professor at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai; and President of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. He engages in academic and policy-oriented research on India, at the intersection of economics, law, and public administration, focusing on macroeconomics, finance, health, and technology policy. He also co-authored a book (with Vijay Kelkar) in 2019, In Service of the Republic: The Art and Science of Economic Policy, which featured in Bloomberg’s global list of the best books of 2020.

Dr Pandu Riono, University of Indonesia (UI)

Dr Riono is a Senior Staff member at the Faculty of Public Health, UI. He has prior experience as an International Consultant for the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Bangkok, Thailand, and the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 2010, he has held the Technical Consultant position on the national Tuberculosis (TB) program, developing national TB estimation methods. He is currently an active member of the TB and HIV Experts Commission at the Ministry of Health in Indonesia, and Indonesia TB Research Network, JetSet. He is also a consultant for on-going projects with the World Bank, UNICEF, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). His current projects are on TB, HIV and COVID-19.

Moderator

Professor Karin Leder (MBBS, FRACP, PhD, MPH, DTMH), Monash University

Professor Leder is an infectious diseases physician, Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, Head of Travel Medicine and Immigrant Health Services at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. Her works include risks of infections from exposure to contaminated environments and unsafe water, factors associated with the spread of infections across international borders, global surveillance of health risks associated with travel, and prevention of infections.

Organised by

Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)

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