Webinaires Watch the Webinar: Overcoming Barriers to Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

McGill Global Health Programs - This webinar took place on Thursday, March 25, 2021.


With COVID-19 vaccines in limited supply, the current moment calls for an unprecedented cooperative effort among global institutions, governments, and the private sector (especially pharmaceutical corporations) in order to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are allocated and distributed equitably, rather than based on nationalistic goals.

McGill Global Health Programs is pleased to partner with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University to present a special webinar that explored global COVID-19 vaccine distribution plans and progress; and global efforts towards equity in vaccine distribution.

This webinar explored the following questions:

  • What are the reasons behind the current inequitable global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines?
  • What solutions exist or are being developed to address the global vaccine access and equity problem?
    • COVAX facility: What is it? How does it work? What are the barriers to success?
    • What other solutions or tools exist?
  • What impact will the current global vaccine distribution plan have on the possibility of global population immunity?