FREE LIVE WEBINAR
February 28, 2023 | 09:30 – 11:00 (CET)
Participation is FREE, but registration is mandatory.
Protecting health workers through appropriate vaccination is critical to protect them and our communities, and also, to avoid overburdening the health system. Vaccine delivery relies on existing immunization infrastructure. However, worldwide nearly 40% of countries lack adult immunization infrastructure, and nearly 60% of the world’s population lives in countries without routine adult immunization programs. This is also true for health workers.
COVID-19 vaccines are administered in many Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LICs and LMICs) that lack infrastructure for routine adult immunization. This also means lack of mobilization and awareness, poor capacity for vaccine storage, handling, delivery and waste management for this category. To administer COVID-19 vaccines to adult populations, the necessary infrastructure and related activities are being developed. We should take advantage of this momentum to support sustainable development of infrastructure and measures to ensure vaccination across the lifespan, going beyond the COVID-19 vaccine, starting with the healthcare workforce.
During this webinar, key recommendations on how to develop, implement and strengthen the vaccination program for health workers in low- and middle-income countries will be presented and discussed by experts from different countries.
- Chairperson: Dr Michael Moore AM, Chair of the International Immunization Policy Task Force
- Dr Shalini Desai, Medical Officer within the Immunization, Vaccines and Biologics Department at the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Dr Dominique Kondji Kondji, President of the Cameroon Public Health Association
- Dr Marta Lomazzi, Executive Manager of the WFPHA
- Dr Munkhjargal Ayurzana, Project Leader, Hepatitis Free Mongolia Project
- Dr Anuoluwapo Makinde, Molly Specialist Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
This webinar is part of the International Immunization Policy Task Force activities lead by the WFPHA. Please follow the link for information on the Task Force: https://www.wfpha.org/immunization-taskforce/