5th Global NITAG Network Meeting

The meeting took place in Amman, Jordan.

The objectives of the meeting were to:  

  • review the GNN activities and regional support to NITAGs;      

  • document the functioning of NITAGs after working in a pandemic;      

  • share country experience on COVID-19 vaccines and health workers vaccination and developing recommendations on RSV vaccination;    

  • exchange on the role of NITAGs in making off-label recommendations and catch-up vaccination policies; and   

  • identify priority activities for the GNN and its global partners.  

08:45 - 09:00
opening remarks (Dace Zavadska)
09:00 - 09:30
Official opening talks
09:30 - 09:05
Report on GNN activities (Louise Henaff & Dace Zavadska)
09:45 - 10:30
Global indicators and trends for NITAGs (Christoph Steffen)
11:00 - 12:30
Available tools for NITAG strengthening (Ridha Barbouche)

- Vaccinology course for NITAGs (Benjamin Kagina)
- WHO EUR & RKI adapted EtR framework (Wiebe Kuelper)
- SYSVAC project (Antonia Pilic)
- NITAG Maturity assessment Tool (Abby Shefer)

13:30 - 15:00
Learnings from COVID-19 – impact on NITAG functioning (Andrew Earnshaw)
15:00 - 16:00
Break-out sessions

- Gavi’s Vaccine Investment Strategy (VIS) and Vaccine Portfolio Optimisation (VPO) work
- Need for and timing for future COVID-19 vaccination programs
- Rationale for health workers vaccination

16:30 - 18:00
Off-label use of vaccines: how do NITAGs cope with off-label recommendations (Nigel Crawford)