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Blog: Global Health Experts Say ‘Act Now’ on Equity This U.S. National Immunization Awareness Month

By Noah Louis-Ferdinand, Voices for Vaccines Communications Coordinator In the wake of a global pandemic, quickly transitioning into another outbreak, many of us are understandably …

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Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Asia, West Pacific Region

The hustle and bustle of the impending Christmas and New Year holidays was upon the Philippines in late November 2021. Something else was also stirring …

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New COVID Excess Mortality Number Highlights Vaccination Challenges

By Andi Kezh, Communications Intern A report published earlier this month from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicates that the actual COVID-19 death toll is …

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COVID-19 Response Strengthens Routine Immunization Systems in the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa

The negative impacts of COVID-19 are well known, but one positive outcome is stronger national immunization systems in many places. All activities done during the …

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COVID-19 Two Year Anniversary: Where We Are Now

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Communities closed their doors, strapped on masks, and distanced themselves from …

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Task Force Immunization Experts Help 35+ Countries with COVID-19 Vaccinations

Vaccine inequity continues to challenge the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While 62% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of …

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Battling Low COVID Vaccination Rates in Francophone Countries

In October, Burundi began administering COVID-19 vaccinations, breaking its status as one of only three countries (along with North Korea and Eritrea) not administering the …

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Fighting Flu During COVID-19: Q&A with Respiratory Virus Prevention Programs Director Joe Bresee

Flu season has begun in many countries. Each year, there are up to five million cases of severe illness and an estimated 650,000 deaths. Influenza …

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Dr. Rina Mayela Ruiz Carbalo ,who has been a doctor since 2001, said, “People don’t need to be convinced. They want to do what keeps them healthy and their children healthy.”  She works at Centro de Salud Grenanda and goes into the community once a week to see patients who cannot come to the clinic. The Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction, a project of The Task Force for Global Health, is working with the Ministry of Health in Nicaragua to provide pregnant women and other high-risk groups with seasonal influenza vaccine.  Thur. March 23, 2017 (Photo by Billy Weeks)

Press Release: CDC invests $22.8 million in Task Force program for vaccines in low- and middle-income countries, focus on COVID-19 and influenza  

ATLANTA –  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invested $22.8 million for the first year of a five-year agreement with The Task …

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With 1% vaccine coverage, West Africa faces unique challenges: COVID-19 Report from the Region

In the race to protect people from COVID-19, nearly 6 billion vaccines have been administered, enough to fully vaccinate 38% of the world’s population. But …

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Strengthening Central Asia’s Response to Pandemics: A COVID-19 Report from the Region

News of booster shots as soon as September in countries like the U.S. comes as a stark reminder of COVID-19 vaccine equity issues regarding distribution. …

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Boosting Global COVID Vaccine Rates

Lack of access to COVID vaccines is preventing many low- and middle-income countries from protecting their citizens and helping end the pandemic. Countries with the …

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Task Force Program Plays Key Role in COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Monitoring

Recent news of the possible complications of blood clots – or Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome – following the AstraZeneca/Oxford and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines …

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Video: The Vaccine Journey Requires Both Infrastructure and Equity

More than 944 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across 170 countries – enough to vaccinate 6.2% of the global population as of …

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External Resources

WHO COVID Vaccine Introduction Toolkit

Find the WHO’s resources on how to introduce the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus Disease Resources | CDC

The U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 webpage includes guidelines, information, and protocols.

COVID-19 Print Resources | CDC

Find all printable versions of the U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 resources.

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Header photo: Health workers in Mongolia transport vaccines to remote areas via motorcycle. Maintaining the cold chain for vaccines is often difficult for reaching remote areas and villages to ensure that all people have access to protection against vaccine-preventable diseases. Photo courtesy of PIVI.

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