Professor Mark Jit – Assessing the value of COVID-19 vaccines: why it matters and what we've learnt

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Friday, 4 November 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Kirby Institute, Seminar Room, Level 6, Wallace Wurth Building
Corner of High Street & Botany Street, Kensington NSW

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Vaccines against COVID-19 are probably one of the most valuable categories of vaccines ever developed. However, vaccine supply and financial constraints have forced national, regional and global decision makers into hard decisions about the best way to use these vaccines. This talk describes some of the work to assess their health impact and economic value, focusing on the way key insights in immunology, epidemiology and health economics were used to answer questions such as: Who should get the vaccines first? Is it ever better not to vaccinate? What will happen next?


Professor Mark Jit  

Professor Mark Jit
Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Mark Jit is professor of vaccine epidemiology and head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), as well as visiting professor at the School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong. His research group focuses on epidemiological and economic modelling of vaccines to support evidence-based public health decision making.


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