Immunize Colorado Education Series: Impact of Climate Change on Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Immunize Colorado Education Series: Impact of Climate Change on Vaccine-Preventable Disease

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Online

May 05 2021

Overview

This education series webinar will focus on the effects of climate change and its impact on vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Mary Hayden will speak about the weather and climate issues surrounding the distribution of the meningitis vaccine in West Africa and the forecasts that have been developed to assist governments in that distribution. Dr. Hayden will also discuss:

  • An overview of climate change and the anticipation of more extreme weather events
  • Climate change's impact on vaccine distribution, specifically in low- and middle-income countries
  • The impact of climate change and the increased transmission of certain vector- borne diseases such as: Lyme disease, malaria, dengue, Zika, and chikungunya

Presenter

Mary Hayden, Ph.D. | Research Professor at the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Registration

Registration is required. Register here.