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Celebrating World Immunization Week (Webinar)

April 28, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT

The International Vaccine Access Center is proud to present a panel discussion on the Immunization Agenda 2030: Equitable Health Access for All.

During World Immunization Week 2021, the International Vaccine Access Center, Shot@Life, and MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership will co-host a panel event to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated global health inequities and how the new Immunization Agenda 2030 Framework for Action charts a path to equitable immunization coverage for everyone.

Over the past decade, much progress has been made towards increasing routine immunization for children, but many challenges remain. Even before the pandemic disrupted global immunization efforts, far too many children had been left behind; more than 13 million children under age one never received any vaccinations in 2018.

Although COVID-19 has taken a massive toll on the world, it is time to look not just at the challenges but also at the opportunities. Now is the time to energize a global movement and collective accountability to make vaccines equitably accessible to everyone. Immunization Agenda 2030 creates a clear vision of a world where everyone, everywhere, at every age fully benefits from vaccines for good health and well-being. Diseases do not respect borders; neither should our fight for full global immunization.

Our esteemed panel of advocates and immunization experts will discuss what it will take to make that vision a reality in the next decade: How will gaps in immunization coverage and equity be addressed, especially among marginalized and disadvantaged groups in low- and middle-income countries? How will immunization systems identify children who have never been vaccinated, ensuring they don’t miss out on protection from deadly disease?

Join us Wednesday, April 28 9:30-11:00am ET to discuss how we can work together to ensure everyone, everywhere is protected by full immunization.

Moderated by Cynthia Gorney, National Geographic Magazine.


  • Ann Lindstrand, Unit Head of the EPI and the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at the World Health Organization
  • Chizoba Wonodi, Immunization Director for USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership project | Nigeria Country Director at IVAC
  • Martha Rebour, Executive Director of the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign
  • Lubna Hashmat, Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Society Human and Institutional Development Programme, Pakistan

Register here.


April 28, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT