Enhancing Readiness for Large-Scale Vaccine Distribution amid COVID-19

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Enhancing Readiness for Large-Scale Vaccine Distribution amid COVID-19

19 August 2020

The tenth Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogue on “Enhancing readiness for large-scale vaccine distribution amid COVID-19” featured financing options, demand scenarios, and other measures countries should consider in preparing for safe, effective, and equitable vaccine delivery amidst COVID-19. Over 50 government officials and development partners from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing experiences and lessons on vaccine distribution policies and strategies used in similar pandemics.

The tenth PACER Dialogue aimed to:

  • promote a better understanding of global vaccine development and COVID-19 access strategies available for developing countries;
  • share knowledge and lessons on what developing countries should consider in preparing for large scale COVID-19 vaccine distribution; and
  • provide a platform for policy makers, development planners, and health practitioners to share knowledge and experience and collaboratively learn from each other.
Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
19 Aug 2020 10th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
19 Aug 2020 Supporting Access to and Efficient Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines Introduction and COVID-19 Epidemiology, Vaccine and Prioritization Efforts
Introduction and presentation on the framework for COVID-19 vaccine preparedness and overview of COVID-19 epidemiology and prioritization efforts.
Farzana Muhib
19 Aug 2020 Supporting Access to and Efficient Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines Global Supply Strategy and Financing
Presentation on COVID-19 global supply, access strategies and financing options. COVAX Facility featured.
Hannah Kettler
19 Aug 2020 Supporting Access to and Efficient Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines Vaccine Delivery
Presentation on vaccine delivery and planning. The potential complexities associated with early COVID-19 vaccine introduction discussed.
Huong Minh Vu
19 Aug 2020 Expert Reaction and Inputs ADB, Developing Member Countries (DMCs) and COVID-19 Vaccine/s
Presentation on ADB’s experience in working with countries to enhance large-scale vaccine distribution.
Eduardo P. Banzon
19 Aug 2020 Open Discussion and Questions Ramesh Subramaniam (Moderator)
19 Aug 2020 Synthesis and Summary Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, SERD, ADB

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