7:30 am - 9:00 am (ET)
Immunization Agenda 2030 High-Level Side Event
By United Nations Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
After a year that saw one of the first significant slips in childhood vaccination rates in decades, an ambitious global strategy to maximize the lifesaving impact of vaccines launched in April: Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030). Now, the UN Foundation, WHO, UNICEF, and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance are teaming up to host a high-level event during UNGA to socialize and build political momentum for IA2030 in the context of the SDGs. As background, IA2030 aims to halve the number of children who completely miss out on essential vaccines, achieve 500 introductions of new or underused vaccines in low- and middle-income countries, and achieve 90% coverage for key lifesaving vaccines.