The recent Virtual Global Forum on TB Vaccines brought together over 300 participants from more than 30 countries to share data, concepts and new approaches to TB vaccine research, as well as promote a global dialogue on the path forward.
The panelists briefed attendees on the new World Health Organization Guidelines for TPT and introduced some of the implications for TB vaccine development. They then invited attendees to discuss these issues.
How important is TPT roll-out to controlling TB
Is TB considered a public health issue in the setting in which you work?
What type of vaccine would be best suited for your country?
Expert panelist perspective
The poll results made me realize that we could bring TPT implementation and TB vaccine development together. That way, we could leverage TPT contact tracing efforts to identify high-risk individuals who may be eligible to participate in a TB vaccine clinical trial.