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End of Course Summary

Dr Rajeka Lazarus thanks learners for joining the course and gives an overview of what was covered.
Hello, and congratulations for completing this course on finding a vaccine for COVID-19 and future pandemics. Thank you so much for joining us and contributing to the discussions. Over the past few weeks, we hope that you have learned more about why and when new vaccines are developed and manufactured, how vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and efficacious. We have also discussed the role of vaccines in controlling infectious diseases, including pandemics and some of the current COVID-19 candidate vaccines. Thank you again for joining us.

Congratulations! You have completed the final week of Vaccine Development: Finding A Vaccine for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics.

Week 3 focused on understanding how vaccines are used to control outbreaks and pandemics. Several case studies were investigated throughout the week to enhance your understanding. We also considered the current COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including their advantages and limitations. Finally, we looked at why and how we need to stay prepared for future infectious disease threats.

We hope you enjoyed the course and found it useful for your practice.

In the comments please let us know what your main takeaway messages are and if you will be doing anything differently in your setting.

If you enjoyed this course you may find The Role of Vaccines in Preventing Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance interesting.

If you are interested in learning more, the BSAC FutureLearn page contains a full list of all available BSAC courses.

Membership to the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) is free and a great way to keep up-to-date with antimicrobial resistance and stewardship practices.

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