Influenza vaccine security and supply during a pandemic: compulsory requisition and the PIP Framework

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: 8:00 – 9:00AM

Location: Healy/Maguire Hall, Room 304

The WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework has been hailed as an innovative mechanism for guaranteeing access to affordable life-saving vaccines during a pandemic and aims to improve the procurement of pandemic influenza vaccines for developing countries. Much of the work examining the utility of the Framework in improving vaccine security in developing States has been founded on the assumption that the contractual obligations contained in standard material transfer agreements (e.g., STMA2) will be delivered. In the first Global Health Security Seminar of 2020, Dr. Mark Eccleston-Turner discussed this and explored the extent to which compulsory requisition and other regulatory measures may prevent the supply of vaccines in the event of an influenza pandemic.

This event was a part of the Global Health Security Seminar Series, which is co-sponsored by Georgetown’s Center for Global Health Science and Security and the Global Health Initiative.

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