In Conversation with Nadhim Zahawi – Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment

Date:
Tue 08 Jun 2021

Price (£):
FREE

Speaker(s):
Nadhim Zahawi MP
Professor Andrew J Pollard
Fleur Butler

Location:
Digital

Contact:
Neeti Gupta

Free Online event – Tuesday 8th June 2021 6:00pm

How is UK’s Vaccination Program progressing and what should we expect in the month’s ahead?

Hear from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment) Nadhim Zahawi MP on pace of further vaccine roll out as his department is tasked with immunising millions of people against COVID-19 to save lives and stop the spread. The vaccination programme is continuing to make incredible strides in delivering life-saving protection.

Nadhim was elected as Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon in May 2010. and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment)

Nadhim Zahawi was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 26 July 2019. He was also appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 28 November 2020.

He was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education.

ANDREW J POLLARD, BSc MA MBBS MRCP(UK) FRCPCH PhD DIC FHEA FIDSA FMedSci, is Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Oxford Children’s Hospital. He is the chief investigator for trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine overseeing studies in UK, Brazil and South Africa.

He obtained his medical degree at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1989 and trained in Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, specialising in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK and at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his PhD at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK in 1999 studying immunity to Neisseria meningitidis in children and proceeded to work on anti-bacterial innate immune responses in children in Canada before returning to his current position at the University of Oxford, UK in 2001. His research includes the design, development and clinical evaluation of vaccines including those for meningococcal disease and enteric fever and leads studies using a human challenge model of (para)typhoid. . He has supervised 37 PhD students and his publications includes over 500 manuscripts and books on various topics in paediatrics and infectious diseases. He chairs the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, is a member of WHO’s SAGE, and chaired the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on vaccines (2012-2020).

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