This week we bring you the final episode of our series, COVID19 Road to a vaccine. Our host, Associate Professor Nigel Crawford, speaks with Professor Walter Orenstein. Dr Orenstein is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health and Paediatrics at Emory University; Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center and the Director of Emory Vaccine Policy and Development. An expert in vaccinology, Dr Orenstein has worked at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Director of the United States Immunisation Program and is a current member of several WHO groups. Further to this he is the co-editor of the vaccine textbook, Plotkin’s Vaccines, 7th edition. In this episode they discuss key points from our series and the next steps on the road to COVID-19 vaccine/s.

Thank you so much for joining us on this series with a range of global experts as we discussed the different aspects of developing a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. 

If you enjoyed this series, you may wish to join is for our virtual Clinical Vaccinology Update on December 7th. Find out more here


COVID19 Road to a vaccine

The year 2020 has seen the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID19), a unique and potentially devastating virus, with no known prevention or treatment. This new SARS-CoV-2 virus has shown to not only have significant international health implications, but also immense psychological and economic impacts. In this series we will delve into the global pursuit of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID19. This is all occurring at ‘pandemic speed’ and MVEC’s new podcast will explore this complicated and multi-faceted process through interviews with a variety of national and international vaccine experts.

Talking Vaccines

Join us as we discuss common queries around vaccines and promote the benefits of immunisation for both children and adults through discussions with a range of vaccine experts.