Crossing international boundaries, this event takes a global perspective to the roll-out of the vaccine programme, looking at issues of equitable access and the challenges that we face, the effectiveness of the vaccine against mutations and new variants, and how vaccinations will affect any possible future waves.
This event is part of a series of Royal Society events discussing the scientific response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up with the rest of the series on the Royal Society’s YouTube channel.
The event will be hosted by Professor Brian Cox, the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science, who will be joined by:
- Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director of Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
- Dr Katrina Lythgoe, Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford
- Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser
- Professor Wendy Barclay, Action Medical Research Chair of Virology, Imperial College London