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Enabling multiprofessional vaccine prescribing and administration for improved uptake rates: Eastern Mediterranean Region

A webinar organised by:
14 March 2022

In many countries, vaccination coverage rates are suboptimal, and vaccination services are largely focused on childhood. Goals to expand vaccination pathways include to have more and more easily accessible vaccination points, and more professionals who can deliver the service to more people and offer evidence-based advice on vaccines. This event will discuss the drivers and barriers to interprofessional understanding, cooperation and task sharing in the area of vaccination in each region, and the regulatory authority granted to different healthcare professionals to prescribe and/or administer vaccines.

Learning objectives:
- Identify drivers and barriers related to the regulatory landscape of vaccination in the region
- Learn about examples of best practices in terms of interprofessional cooperation and task-sharing involving pharmacists in the area of vaccination
- Explore the plans for switching from a pandemic to an endemic response in the region, including the role of pharmacist in vaccination, and in patient care and treatment

Moderators:
- Dr Samira Shammas, FIP Vice president, Jordan
- Jorge Batista, Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Portugal

Panelists:
- Dr Nadia Al Mazrouei, President, EMRO Pharm Forum, UAE
- Dr Pascale Salameh, President, Lebanese Order of Pharmacists, Lebanon
- Dr Maha al Jaghbeer, Director of Laboratories directorate, Jordan Food and Drug Administration, Jordan
- Dr Dixon Thomas, Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University, UAE