World Immunization Week (24-30 April) is run by the World Health Organization to promote the use of vaccines to protect people against disease. Immunization is one of the best public health tools that we have. It saves millions of lives every year, is cost-effective, and fights against poverty. This is why Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is so important, especially in this time of crisis.
Vaccines will, of course, be vital in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. As the most vulnerable communities will be affected, we must ensure that everyone is able to access a vaccine equally once they have been developed. A global pandemic demands a global response.
Get up to date with this year’s World Immunization Week by reading these blogs:
Find out what Gavi is, how it works, the amazing results it has achieved, what the world might look like without Gavi, and how it’s helping during COVID-19.
Want to brush up on your general knowledge about vaccines? This blog has five important facts about this tiny lifesaver.
Unfortunately, not everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one. Here are five challenges that are preventing vaccination, and what can be done to fight them.
Who are the people spreading the word and actually getting vaccines out to the people who need them? Meet some of the educators, transporters, and administers of vaccines.
How long will it take to develop a vaccine? How can we prevent future pandemics? Find out in this blog.