Vaccines have long been part of a coordinated public health response to pandemic diseases. A valuable addition to the standard public health tools of surveillance, communication and quarantine, vaccines can save lives. Not all diseases have a corresponding vaccine available, and deploying vaccines in the context of a pandemic can be challenging.
Using COVID-19 as an example, this presentation will focus on virology; epidemiological and containment strategies; and best practices related to vaccines and vaccine deployment.
- Describe the history of human and novel coronaviruses
- Identify the mechanisms by which COVID-19 is spread
- Examine current containment strategies
Recommended CitationOffit, MD, Paul A., "Vaccine Policy & Practice in the Age of COVID-19" (2020). College of Population Health Forum. Presentation 134.