News from IVAC

July 2020

New COVID-19 Testing Trends Tool

Here, we bring together data on diagnostic testing rates, the number of positive cases, and the percent of tests that are positive to help understand the state of the pandemic in each state.

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June 2020

Webinar Recording: How will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Delivered?

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) hosted a webinar on June 17th, “How will a COVID-19 Vaccine be Delivered?“. Please watch the recording and download the slides from the links below: Description: When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, it will effectively stop disease transmission only if it reaches the people who need it. Many decisions […]

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May 2020

Commentary: The success of a Covid-19 vaccine will hinge on its delivery

By Lois Privor-Dumm, Naor Bar Zeev, and Maria Deloria Knoll Originally published on STAT News The lesson learned from a long history of using vaccines to fight massively disruptive diseases like smallpox and Ebola is that the vaccine itself is not enough. Like a good punch line, it’s all about the delivery. The smallpox vaccine […]

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April 2020

Vaccination Services Must Continue Even as We Fight COVID-19

By Dr. Chizoba Wonodi, Immunization Technical Lead, USAID’s MOMENTUM 2A: Global Technical Leadership and Targeted Technical Assistance Nigeria, like all other countries in the world, is grappling with the devasting public health, social, and economic fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 27, 2020, Nigeria has 1273 confirmed cases, a dramatic increase since February […]

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April 2020

Webinar Recordings: World Immunization Week Series

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) hosted a series of webinars to celebrate World Immunization Week, April 24-30, 2020. Please watch the recordings and download the slides from the webinars below: Measuring the Economic Impact of Vaccines Recording: WATCH HERE Slides: DOWNLOAD HERE Description: The webinar will present the estimates from the Decade of Vaccine […]

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November 2019

Event: 10 Years of Progress in Global Immunization Programs

Join us to celebrate progress made over the past decade as tens of millions of children around the world gained access to life-saving vaccines against Hib, pneumococcal, and rotavirus disease. Speakers will also highlight the need to do more in the next ten years to sustain momentum—realize optimal access to currently available vaccines for people […]

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September 2019

3 Things We Know About Vaccines in a Climate Change Future

Climate change ranks among the WHO’s top 10 threats for 2019—a dubious honor indicating not only its potential effects on human health and vulnerable populations. How will vaccine-preventable diseases be affected by climate change, and what can we in the global immunization field do to mitigate those consequences?

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