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World Immunization Week 2020

April 24, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Upcoming Speaker Sessions: World Immunization Week
We are excited to announce a 4-series webinar during World Immunization Week, April 24th – April 30th, 2020.
The webinar series will feature IVAC experts covering a range of topics and a short
Q&A session at the end of each presentation. Learn more about the webinars here or register below


Measuring the Economic Impact of Vaccines (REGISTER HERE)
Date: April 27, 2020; Time: 12:00 PM EST
Featuring: Bryan Patenaude, ScD and Libby Watts, MHS

Description: The webinar will present the estimates from the Decade of Vaccine Economics (DoVE) study of the economic benefits and return-on-investment of vaccines against 10 antigens in 73 countries receiving Gavi Support. The webinar will begin with an overview of the methodology used to compute these estimates and then showcase how we apply these methods to calculate the return-on-investment from 2011-2020 and predict the future return-on-investment from 2021-2030.

VoICE: Using High-impact Evidence for Immunization Advocacy (REGISTER HERE)
Date: April 28, 2020; Time: 12:00 PM EST
Featuring: Victoria Chou, PhD and Alexandra Michel, MPH

Description: This webinar will show how the VoICE tool can be used to synthesize high-quality evidence from across disciplines to support high-impact advocacy messaging that demonstrates the value of vaccines for all people. Immunization is one of the most successful health interventions in the history of medicine, saving millions of lives every year. But the true impact of vaccination is much more far-reaching, benefiting national economies, strengthening health systems, and reducing gaps in equity.

Are we ready to deliver COVID-19 Vaccines to Older Adults? (REGISTER HERE)
Date: April 29, 2020; Time: 12:00 PM EST
Featuring: Lois Privor-Dumm, MBA

Description: A COVID-19 vaccine could be available within a year to 18 months, but is the world ready to deliver vaccines to older adults, who are at increased risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 and other vaccine preventable diseases? This webinar will discuss the status of current adult vaccine programs around the world; the gaps in countries with and without programs currently in place; and the data and actions needed to enable successful deployment of a novel coronavirus vaccine in an equitable manner.

Protecting Vaccine Programs in the Era of COVID-19 (REGISTER HERE)
Date: April 30, 2020; Time: 12:00 PM EST
Featuring: Anita Shet, MD, PhD and William Moss, MD, MPH

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to have significant effects on routine immunization programs due to the burden on the health system, physical distancing requirements and reluctance by people to seek vaccination. Previous outbreaks such as Ebola have resulted in lowered coverage of routine vaccines, leading to outbreaks of preventable disease like measles. What do we know about how countries are responding so far to protect their vaccine programs? What principles has WHO established to guide countries on routine immunization during the pandemic and as coronavirus infections subside?


April 24, 2020
April 30, 2020
Event Category:


International Vaccine Access Center
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