Preparing the frontline for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Learning from the past « Back to Webinars

It’s a race against time to vaccinate the world. Countries have started to vaccinate their populations and many are ready to roll out their plans.

There have been numerous mass vaccination campaigns in the past within the Asia Pacific region, each faced with different challenges. From vaccine hesitancy with the measles-rubella vaccine in Indonesia to the Dengvaxia controversy in the Philippines, there are important lessons which can be applied to the current pandemic.

Brought to you by BMJ, Asian Development Bank and UNICEF, the first webinar in this series will explore key challenges from past vaccine campaigns and facilitate a discussion to support countries with their COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

This webinar is part of the BMJ/ADB COVID-19 Information Centre, providing updated clinical decision support from BMJ Best Practice and e-learning resources from BMJ Learning to frontline healthcare professionals.

Keynote speakers:

  • Introduction: Dr Patrick L. Osewe: Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
  • Vaccine monitoring, experience from Indonesia: Ms Lulu Ariyantheny Dewi, Epidemiologist, Immunization Sub‐Directorate, Ministry of Health Indonesia
  • Vaccine risk communication, experience from the Philippines: Dr Gideon Lasco, Senior lecturer, University of the Philippines Diliman’s Department of Anthropology and Research Fellow, Ateneo de Manila University’s Development Studies Program.
  • Vaccine delivery and logistics, experience from the Pacific Islands: Ms Wendy Erasmus, Chief Health, UNICEF Pacific Islands

Webinar recording

Speaker Presentations

Dr Patrick L. Osewe: Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank

Ms Lulu Ariyantheny Dewi, Epidemiologist, Immunization Sub‐Directorate, Ministry of Health Indonesia

Dr Gideon Lasco, Senior lecturer, University of the Philippines Diliman’s Department of Anthropology and Research Fellow, Ateneo de Manila University’s Development Studies Program.

Ms Wendy Erasmus, Chief Health, UNICEF Pacific Islands.

Webinar meeting full report — January 2021

Webinar meeting executive summary — January 2021

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