“Flu, COVID and RSV: How to vaccinate?” symposium at Options XI

Commemorating 30 years of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, ESWI organised a symposium on “Flu, Covid-19 and RSV: How to vaccinate?" The event took place at the Options XI for the Control on Influenza conference, which took place in Belfast on 26-29 September. 


Chaired by Colin Russell, ESWI Vice-Chair (Amsterdam University Medical Centre), the panel had Ab Osterhaus, ESWI Chair  (TiHO), Peter Openshaw, ESWI Board Member (Imperial College), Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Kanta Subbarao, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza Melbourne, as speakers. 


The challenges of immunising against all three respiratory viruses especially for vulnerable groups are more apparent than ever. The symposium looked at preventive action through joined-up vaccination campaigns, innovation in vaccines, and treatment options, and underlined the emphasis on awareness and preparedness.