Accelerating global access to life-saving vaccines.

We apply rigorous science to build knowledge and support for the value of vaccines.

VIRA Vaccine Chatbot is now on WhatsApp
January 2022

It’s been six months since IVAC launched VIRA, short for Vaccine Information Resource Assistant, in collaboration with IBM Research. Since then, thousands of people have come to VIRA to get dependable COVID-19 vaccine-related information on-the-go. Now, users can chat with VIRA on WhatsApp at +1 410-401-0306 or via direct link. VIRA is adaptive, using IBM […]

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Johns Hopkins Launches Free Virtual Course to Train “Ambassadors” to Talk to Parents About COVID Vaccines for Children
January 2022

Originally posted on In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Consortium for School-Based Health Solutions, IVAC faculty have just launched a free online course, “COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents.” Designed for parents, teachers, and school staff, this online course aims to provide “vaccine ambassadors” with the tools to discuss concerns about […]

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Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on routine immunization services: Evidence of disruption and recovery from 170 countries and territories
December 2021

A new study published in the Lancet Global Health finds that as countries continue pandemic response efforts, vulnerabilities are exposed in immunizations systems. The study, funded in part by USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, synthesized data representing 170 countries and territories, finding declines among vaccination doses administered and other indications of significant and widespread disruptions in […]

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Digital Tools

IVAC’s digital platforms contain downloadable vaccine introduction maps, messaging compendiums, advocacy guides, and more.

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IVAC works with governments and major research institutions in 38 countries

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