Speaker: Kimberly Matheson,
Senior Director in New Vaccine Strategy and Execution at Sanofi Pasteur
Date: July 13, 2020 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Topic: Vaccine Development
Kimberly Matheson gave a very interesting talk about vaccines. It takes just a moment to receive an injected or oral vaccine but 10-15 years to develop and produce it, primarily because the importance of testing for safety. So many issues have to be considered apart from safety, such as target age group, injection or oral, and cost among other things.
Kimberly urged us all to get annual flu shots, especially because “As we age our immunity is significantly less strong. There are serious repercussions without a flu injection.”
with thanks to member SG
Biography: Kimberly is a Senior Director in New Vaccine Strategy and Execution at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the Sanofi Group. She leads a global, multi-functional team in the development of new vaccines to address unmet medical needs. Her positive influence has been realized in multiple areas of vaccine development such as clinical supplies, alliance management, internal/external stakeholder engagement, compliance and risk mitigation.