The Philippines’ vaccine questions to be answered in UP webinar

| Written by Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

 

There have been rapid developments in the race for a vaccine for COVID-19 of late. Currently, there are more than 100 COVID-19 vaccines in development around the world, with three to four vaccines ahead and positioned for limited use in certain countries that have manufacturing capacity.

In the Philippines, questions have arisen stemming from the latest news on COVID-19 vaccines. Will we would have access to leading vaccines that would be used in the US and the UK? What is the mechanism for making sure that all countries will have access to the vaccines? Will the leading vaccines end the pandemic? Is the Philippines prepared to deploy a vaccine against COVID-19? What are the logistical requirements for vaccination against COVID-19, and what is the game plan?

The 34th installment of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series is another special edition, this time focusing on “Updates on Vaccination Against COVID-19”. It will be held on December 11, 2020, Friday, at 12:00 noon.

Invited to discuss vaccine development, clinical trials and the Philippine roadmap for vaccination against COVID-19 are: Dr. Nina Gloriani, lead expert in the Vaccine Expert Panel and former Dean of the UP College of Public Health; and Dr. Jodor Lim, lead expert in the Clinical Trials for Vaccines, and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases of the UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH). Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., chair of the COVID-19 National Incident Command and the Vaccine Czar, is the reactor.

Dr. Eva Cutiongco Dela Paz, Executive Director of the UP Manila National Institutes of Health, will be delivering the opening remarks, while Dr. Charlotte Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine, will give the closing remarks.

The UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series is organized by UP in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, and in cooperation with the UP College of Medicine and the UP PGH.

 

Registration here: bit.ly/StopCOVIDDeathsWebinar34