Tariq Derrough

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Tarik Derrough has been employed since 2010 within the vaccine-preventable diseases programme at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Stockholm, Sweden. He is now a Principal Expert serving the vaccine programme at both technical and strategic level. He has led numerous projects in the areas of surveillance, epidemic intelligence, outbreak response and scientific advice.

In his current position, he is coordinating an EU-wide collaboration of national immunisation technical advisory groups (NITAGs) with the aim to share information between such national committees as well as facilitating the joint generation and exchange of scientific evidence. This also includes coordination and collaboration with other international and national public health agencies.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tarik has been involved in the ECDC COVID-19 crisis team in support of vaccination, epidemic intelligence, response and preparedness activities. Prior to joining ECDC, Tarik worked for 10 years in activities including vaccine safety, phase III and phase IV clinical trials of existing and new vaccines. Tarik is a pharmacist by training before specialising in epidemiology and public health.

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