Discover IAP’s new communication and outreach tools and use them to explain how vaccines work
Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V are just a few of the COVID-19 vaccines already developed and approved for use. This is why the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) decided to celebratethe 2021 World Immunization Week by releasing anew infographic and shed some light on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines, how they are developed, and how they work.
How to counter vaccine hesitancy?
The IAP Global Webinar on Countering Vaccine Hesitancy shed light on the science behind the different COVID-19 vaccines and included concrete examples of how to counter vaccine hesitancy. It featured some of the most well-respected expertsworking with academies from all over the world, and we used it as a basis to prepare these bite-size videos that present aspects of vaccine science, regulation and the ‘infodemic’ in manageable nuggets of information.
How do vaccines work?
Dr. Toni Gabaldón, Professor, Comparative Genomics Group Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS), and Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Spain; Member, Member, IAP COVID-19 Expert Group; Alumnus, Spanish Young Academy.
How do vaccine trials and approvals work?
Dr. Margaret (Peggy) A. Hamburg, Vice President, Global Biological Programs and Policy, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Co-Chair, IAP Health.
How to tackle mis- and disinformation?
How to build vaccine confidence?
How do public health and identity politics influence vaccine uptake?
What is World Immunization Week?
World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. As highlighted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), “the ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.”
This event is celebrated every year in the last week of April and World Immunization Week 2021 took place from 24-30 April.
What was the theme for the 2021 World Immunization Week?
The theme for the 2021 World Immunization Week was “Vaccines Bring Us Closer”.
“Not only will vaccines bring us closer to good health and wellbeing – they will bring us closer to a brighter future of seeing friends, moving around freely, equal education, stronger economies, and so much more” explains the campaign’s official website.
This post comes from a publication by IAP.