The Sabin Vaccine Institute, in collaboration with international partners and the Government of Georgia, will host the Sabin European Regional Workshop on Immunization Legislation at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 1-2 March 2017.

The Workshop gathers three European countries that are in the midst of transitioning from support by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and assuming full responsibility for their immunization programs, to develop specific action plans to build sustainable political and legislative support of their national immunization programs.

Participants from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova will identify main principles and key provisions for immunization legislation based on case studies and model laws and examine international best practices and alternatives for creating or strengthening existing immunization legislation and regulations.

Decision makers are expected to lay out a country vision, reach a common understanding of legislative needs and priorities for their country, achieve increased awareness and commitment of parliamentarians to legislative improvements, and develop a concrete roadmap for achieving these improvements through legislation and advocacy.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to Thursday, March 2, 2017
Event Location: 
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia