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Call to Action: Routine Immunisation Recovery, Catch-up Vaccination and reaching zero-dose children in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

January 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET

Vaccination coverage estimates in 2020 highlight the adverse impact of COVID-19 on vaccination coverage rates and the dramatic increase in the number of zero dose children. To unpack the numbers and understand the importance of recovery efforts, this webinar will bring high level speakers from WHO, UNICEF, and Gavi to discuss the restoration of routine immunization globally. The panel discussion and Q&A session will focus on a call to action to recover routine immunization in the midst of the pandemic, with emphasis on catch-up vaccination and reaching zero-dose children.

Date: January 26th 2:00-3:00 CET

Venue: Virtual (Zoom)


  • Dr. Kate O’Brien, Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals, the World Health Organization
  • Dr. Viorica Berdaga, Deputy Chief Immunisation, UNICEF
  • Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
  • Dr. Lucy Mecca, Head, National Vaccines and Immunization Program, Ministry of Health, Government of Kenya


Passcode: 204912

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January 26, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CET