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FVF Ep. 4: Unlocking Influenza Pandemic Prevention

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COVID-19 Series

Sustaining Momentum for Pandemic Vaccine Innovation

The powerful collaborative scientific response to COVID-19 can be brought to bear on other pandemic threats—among which influenza looms large, yet also vulnerable to a broadly-protective, long-lasting vaccine.  Striving to build on COVID-era advances, the Influenzer Initiative queries leading infectious disease researchers, funders, and policymakers to learn—and share—how breakthroughs that delivered vaccines with the potential to end a pandemic could be harnessed to develop a universal influenza vaccine before a pandemic strikes.

Our Process

Gather Insights

• Survey diverse, international stakeholders • Interview experts in vaccine science and policy • Comprehensively review scientific and policy literature

Share Knowledge

• Social media messaging • Documentary series • Commentaries • White paper • Custom journal publications

Our Resources

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Influenzer Initiative has sought to draw lessons from this experience to guide transformative changes in vaccine development—changes that could lead to universal protection against the imminent threat of an influenza pandemic. See for yourself how this is possible:

  • Hear directly from expert sources how COVID-19 demonstrates the urgent need for next-generation vaccines, and how the phenomenal collaborative response now underway—and the scientific and economic resources behind it—must be sustained and extended to prevent a certain future influenza pandemic.
  • Read our commentaries for topic-specific insights, and our white paper for comprehensive analysis.