Reversing alarming declines in immunization: Building sustainable vaccine demand with and for communities
Join us for an event on the sidelines of UNGA 77 where Devex in partnership with Sabin Vaccine Institute will unpack the complexities around vaccine acceptance and demand.
Twenty five million children did not receive life saving vaccines in 2021. This declining trend of vaccinations, seen in every region of the world, is hitting low- and middle-income countries — where communities in vulnerable settings are most at risk of preventable but devastating diseases — the hardest. It’s clear that swift action is needed to reverse the steep fall in routine childhood immunization rates to avert another global health crisis.
COVID-19 has revealed and exacerbated underlying vaccine inequities across the world. Yet the most recent pandemic has also emphasized the power of immunization as the world embarked on the largest vaccine rollout in history.
So why then are routine immunization rates facing the largest sustained decline in 30 years? Register to be a part of the discussion.
In this event covering COVID-19 vaccinations and routine childhood immunizations, we will explore:
• What the barriers are to restoring and sustaining high acceptance and demand for both COVID-19 vaccines and routine immunizations in LMICs.
• How misinformation and limited health services are particularly holding back progress for equitable vaccine access and demand.
• Which pioneering practices from LMICs we can build on to drive high vaccination rates through community engagement.
Save your spot to join us online to be a part of how communities and professionals can be supported to increase vaccine coverage across the world.
Please note that registration for the in-person event is invite only. To request an invitation to attend this event in person in New York City, please complete the application form here.