Behind every public health achievement are extraordinary scientists, researchers and advocates. For the past 21 years at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), we have honored these distinguished leaders through the Albert B.

With the slogan “Immunization for a healthy future. Know, Check, Protect” WHO reminds us this week that vaccines prevent 2-3 million deaths each year. Just imagine this: 2 to 3 million lives. This equals the populations of countries like Mongolia or Botswana.  

This post is part of our World Immunization Week blog series. Stay tuned for more blogs highlighting the benefits of immunization and the work Sabin is doing to support immunization programs worldwide.

In a fitting way to kick off World Immunization Week, several hundred people gathered Friday, April 25th to celebrate significant achievements in vaccinology over the past two decades and to examine solutions for overcoming remaining hurdles at the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s (Sabin) 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium. Hosted at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC, it was an energized room filled with visionary leaders from humanitarian and health organizations, NGOs, pharmaceutical companies and academia.

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