Past Event

Vaccine Development and State Efforts to Contain COVID-19 in Nursing Homes



Hosted by the MLC Health and Human Services Committee

Topics  included an overview of how vaccines are developed under normal conditions, and what is being done in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, and information from Minnesota public health officials on their state’s efforts to contain COVID-19 in nursing home settings.


  • Sharon Lamberton, Deputy Vice President of State Policy, PhRMA
  • James Mayne, Vice President, Science & Regulatory Advocacy, PhRMA


  • Rep. Shannon Lundgren, Iowa, Co-Chair, MLC Health & Human Services Committee
  • Rep. Jennifer Schultz, Minnesota, Co-Chair, MLC Health & Human Services Committee