Canada has taken a portfolio approach to advance purchase of COVID-19 vaccines that are currently in development, including mRNA vaccines and viral vector-based vaccines. Here we will describe the technical basis of these technologies and discuss the data available to date.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Marina Salvadori (MD) is a pediatric infectious diseases physician, whose main academic focus has been immunization. She joined the Public Health Agency of Canada in February 2020 and is the Clinical Lead for COVID-19.
April Killikelly (PhD) is a Scientific Project Coordinator with NACI Secretariat at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Prior to joining PHAC, she trained as a virologist with a specialization in vaccine development. She has a PhD in virology from New York University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the US National Institutes of Health.
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