Challenges of Global COVID-19 Vaccination


April 16, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Event Summary

In 2020, every corner of the world was suddenly upended due to COVID-19 - a virus that had no regard for borders or wealth. The scientific community has made great progress, working at an unprecedented speed to create multiple effective vaccines. While promising, there are still enormous challenges ahead towards achieving global immunity. Critical bottlenecks such as vaccine hesitancy, supply chain, distribution, and equity must be addressed to accelerate the pace of vaccinations. International experts will discuss these issues and lessons learned from other countries.


Moderator: Thomas C. Quinn, MD, MSc, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Epidemiology and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Associate Director of International Research, NIH



Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor, Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Heidi Larson, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science. Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 


Emmanuel Agogo, MBBS MSc MTropMed DRCOG FRCGP, Nigeria Country Representative

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