About this event

  • Date and time Thu 4 Feb 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 60 'The race to vaccinate a country' on Zoom here.

The UK is currently undertaking its largest mass-vaccination program to protect millions from a virus that has already killed over 100,000 people in this country.

This episode of the COVID-19 Series will focus on the roll-out, offering insight into the strategic and immunological considerations of this historic program.

Hosted by Victoria Macdonald, Channel 4 News Heath and Social Care Editor, our guests will be Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, and Professor Sheena Cruickshank, immunologist and Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement at the University of Manchester.

The panel will discuss the current status of the roll-out, the latest evidence on the one-shot strategy, as well as offering insights into vaccine take-up among different population groups, immunity and the threat from mutations, and predictions for when we might start to see the impact of mass vaccination.

Register for this free webinar on Zoom.

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Key speakers

Victoria Macdonald

Health and Social Care Editor, Channel 4 News

Danny Mortimer

Chief Executive, NHS Confederation and former Chief Executive, NHS Employers

Professor Sheena Cruickshank

Immunologist and Professor in Biomedical Sciences and Public Engagement, University of Manchester



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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