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MONTHLY WEBINAR

COVID-19 vaccination and older people: protection or gerontocide?


Friday 2 December
2-4pm (UK time)

Chair: Camilla Williamson, HelpAge International.

Speakers:

Aravinda Guntupali
University of Aberdeen, UK.
A progress report on the COVID-19 vaccination of older people in India.

Leon Geffen and Gabrielle Kelly
The Samson Institute for Ageing Research (SIFAR). 
COVID-19 vaccination in long-term care facilities in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Lucas Sempé
Universidad Católica San Pablo, Peru and University of East Anglia, UK.
Does prioritising older people in COVID-19 vaccination save more lives? The case of Peru.

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation, 5 February 2021.


“There is a disturbing narrative in some countries that it’s OK if older people die. It’s not OK… Those most at risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, including health workers and older people, must come first. And they must come first everywhere.”

86%

Of reported COVID-19 deaths in Chile since the start of the pandemic have been aged 60 or more.

In Argentina, the average age of deaths attributed to COVID-19 is

74

In Peru, people aged 60 or more account for

70%

of reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

From March 2020 to 2021

86%

of Colombia’s 55,000 reported COVID-19 deaths were aged 55+.

We are collecting information on vaccines prioritisation policies. Join us in collecting data across countries.

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CALL FOR WEBINAR PROPOSALS

The weekly webinars have been a big success. We want to build on this by offering network members the opportunity to organise webinar sessions.

The Platform will facilitate this process by:

  • Managing proposals and timeslots.

  • Promoting on our site, in our newsletter and via social media.

  • Posting slides and recordings after the event (if you wish).

  • Posting related blogs and material.

This call will function like conference panel proposals. You need to complete this online form.