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Global Vaccination Summit 2019

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Global Vaccination Summit 2019

The European Commission organises, in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, a Global Vaccination Summit on 12 September 2019, in Brussels.

The event takes place under the joint auspices of the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The overall objective is to give high level visibility and political endorsement to the topic of vaccination and issue a statement to endorse and promote the benefits of vaccination as the most successful public health measure that saves millions of lives every year. It will demonstrate EU leadership for global commitment to vaccination, boost political commitment towards eliminating vaccine preventable diseases and engage political leaders and leaders from scientific, medical, industry, philanthropic and civil society.

The event will be structured around the following three round tables:

  • Roundtable 1: In Vaccines We Trust
    Stepping up action to increase vaccine confidence
  • Roundtable 2: The Magic of Science
    Boosting vaccine research, Development, and Innovation
  • Roundtable 3: Vaccines protecting everyone, everywhere
    Galvanizing global vaccination response – leaving no one behind and towards elimination of vaccine preventable infections

A Summit Declaration making reference to key principles, actions and goals on vaccination will be adopted at the end of the event.


The Summit will bring together around 400 participants from around the globe, including high-level political decision makers, health ministers, UN organisations, NGOs, academia representatives, renowned researchers and healthcare professionals, vaccine industry CEOs, celebrities and social media influencers who actively support vaccination.

Participation is upon invitation only.


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