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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 (September 22, 2021) –  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invested $22.8 million for the first year of a five-year agreement …

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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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Press Release: CDC Taps The Task Force’s Expertise to Roll Out COVID-19 Vaccine in up to 50 Countries

ATLANTA (February 18, 2021) — – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has invested an initial $10.7 million in The Task Force for …

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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 2019 | 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.

Country Resources

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CoVIP 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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