Extraordinary meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) – 5 January 2021

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Extraordinary meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) – 5 January 2021

5 January 2021 10:00 – 17:00 CET

This extraordinary virtual meeting for the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) will be held on Tuesday 05 January 2021 to propose recommendations to WHO on the use of COVID-19 vaccine(s).

Meeting materials

Materials for this meeting such as a provisional list of participants and background documents will be made available nearer the time.

Draft Meeting Agenda  [see image below]

Draft Summary of Declaration of Interests

Background documents for the Extraordinary meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) – 5 January 2021

:: mRNA vaccines against COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccineBNT162b2

   Draft document – Prepared by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Working Group on COVID-19 vaccines

22 December 2020  | Technical document

WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/vaccines/SAGE_evaluation/BNT162b2/2020.1

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:: Background paper on Covid-19 disease and vaccines

   Draft document – Prepared by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization Working Group on COVID-19 vaccines

22 December 2020  | Technical document

WHO Reference Number: WHO/2019-nCoV/vaccines/SAGE_background/2020.1

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WHO – Planned COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness and Impact Studies: Request for Information

22 December 2020 

Call for submissions

   After COVID-19 vaccines are introduced into countries, it will be vital to generate real-world data on vaccine effectiveness and vaccine impact, as many questions will remain unanswered by the clinical trials.   Studies will likely be done in a variety of countries, in a variety of populations, and using a variety of study designs.  

   As part of our scoping of the landscape to understand the future availability of data to inform global policy and the gaps that need to be filled, we invite researchers to provide information about their planned work on COVID-19 vaccination effectiveness and/or impact studies.  This can be done by filling out this electronic form with relevant details. This form will take less than 5 minutes  of your time.

   Data provided will be used by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization to understand what data will be available and when it will be available  to update their global policy recommendations. 

   Initial responses are requested as soon as possible. This will be an ongoing process, where updates can be provided in the future as plans change or studies are implemented.  

   Basic information such as country of study or study design will be made available through the WHO website to highlight the landscape of studies being undertaken. 

   Please provide preliminary responses by January 15, 2021. Future requests for information will be posted as we know plans are fluid. 

   Questions can be addressed to covidve@who.int