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

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.

Concept Note and Program

PAPER - Supporting Access to and Efficient Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccines in Southeast Asia

POLICY BRIEF - Enhancing Readiness for Large-Scale Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Program and Learning Materials: 

Session/Activity Presentation Material/s Speaker(s)
10th PACER Dialogue – Overview and Objectives Ramesh Subramaniam Director General, Southeast Asia Department (SERD), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Main Presentation (Part 1)

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, Asia Team Lead, Vaccine Implementation, PATH
Main Presentation (Part 2)

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, Director for Vaccine Financing and Partnership, PATH
Main Presentation (Part 3)

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, Regional Technical Advisor, Vaccine Implementation, PATH
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, Principal Health Specialist, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, ADB
Open Discussion and Questions Ramesh Subramaniam (Moderator)
Synthesis and Summary Ramesh Subramaniam, Director General, SERD, ADB