Access and equal distribution of vaccines are essential in managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The current challenges of vaccine inequality demand a re-examination of the vaccine distribution mechanisms.
The Global Research Programme on Inequality (GRIP) in cooperation with the Pandemic Centre at UIB arranges a seminar to explore vaccine distribution mechanisms, and look for possibilities to facilitate more equal, fair and sustainable futures.
The webinar will address such questions as what are the consequences of wealthier nations buying up most of the vaccine supply? How does it affect pandemic control on a local and global scale? What role does the current patent system and big pharma play in vaccine management and how are national governments interacting with the industry on these issues? What are the current models for vaccine distribution in Norway and beyond and are there more just and fair possible alternatives?
The event will be both physical and digital.
You can sign up for physical attendance of the event via this link.
Please note, that according to the COVID-19 regulations all participants must keep a distance of at least one metre from each other and maintain good hand hygiene. We also need to have an overview of who is present at all times, so for those who attend physically, we will register their names and phone numbers and keep it for 10 days.
If you have any respiratory tract symptoms you should stay at home.