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Reaching the unreached: Pandemic learnings for vaccines over a lifetime

May 24 @ 3:00 am - 5:30 am

Organized by Jhpiego and The Rockefeller Foundation

Reaching the unreached: Pandemic learnings for vaccines over a lifetime

May 24, 2022


A #WHA75 side event sponsored by Jhpiego and The Rockefeller Foundation

InterContinental Geneve
7-9 Chemin du Petit Saconnex
Geneve, 1211

The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations has required a sustained emergency response unlike anything we’ve seen. To bolster these efforts, ministries of health have enlisted new vaccine partners—such as HIV prevention and care programs—who have enabled global scale-up. Countries around the world are delivering immunization services to a wider range of age groups—from children to the elderly—and in more places than ever before. Health workers are going beyond the clinic and into the community, visiting homes, setting up mobile vans, reaching the most vulnerable where they are.

Some of the lessons learned offer pointers for future vaccinations beyond infancy, including for school-age children, adolescents, and adults—young and old. These lessons have implications for a wide range of current and pending vaccines (HPV; new maternal, malaria, tuberculosis, and influenza vaccines; and eventually, HIV). These valuable lessons can also apply to broader provision of primary health care and increased equity—new ways to reach underserved populations emerged to meet the demands of pandemic responses.

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022, join Jhpiego and The Rockefeller Foundation for an engaging discussion on how the roll-out of the recent COVID-19 vaccines will impact acceptance and uptake of future vaccines. What successes should be translated into best practices? Where are the opportunities for improvement? Reviewing the overall performance of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out today will go a long way towards improving access to quality life-saving vaccines for the benefit to our global community tomorrow. Please join us.

Program Overview

9:00 – 9:30am – Registration – Ballroom B Foyer

9:30 – 11:00am – Program – Ballroom B

  • Keynote speakers include Anuradha Gupta, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
  • Panel Discussion moderated by Bruce Gellin, Chief of Global Public Health Policy at The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Panelist include Dr. Katherine O’Brien, Director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO.

11:00 -11:30 – Refreshments & Networking – Ballroom B & Foyer

Registration is Complimentary

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