Skoll Foundation Funds Sabin Vaccine Institute, Dalberg and JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. to Establish COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project

As COVID-19 vaccine developers generate clinical evidence of safety and effectiveness needed for vaccine approval, this project will help prepare for the efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines globally by ensuring that national immunization programs have the resources and health systems in place to achieve sustainable global protection from COVID-19 by 2022 and strengthen capacity for vaccination across the life span.

On September 8, 2020, Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH, president of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin), participated in a panel titled, “The Science of Vaccine Confidence,” as part of the 2020 Virtual National Health Research Forum hosted by

This blog post is part of Sabin’s Pivoting in a Pandemic series, which captures stories of extraordinary leaders who are adapting to advance research and public health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This blog post is part of Sabin’s Pivoting in a Pandemic series, which captures stories of extraordinary leaders who are adapting to advance research and protecting public health in the midst of COVID-19.

On Dr. Albert B. Sabin’s birthday, his legacy is a reminder that vaccination and health equity go hand-in-hand.

Most vaccination programs focus on protecting children, even though the major burden of vaccine-preventable diseases is in adults.

Professor Gordon Dougan Receives the 2020 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal; Sabin Vaccine Institute’s New Rising Star Award Presented to Dr. Katherine E. Gallagher

Sabin today announced that it has awarded its annual Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal to Gordon Dougan, FRS, professor in the Department of Medicine and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease at the University of Cambridge. Sabin also presented the inaugural Rising Star Award to Katherine E. Gallagher, MSc, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Vaccines are one of the greatest achievements in modern medical history. More lives have been saved thanks to vaccines than any other medical advance in recent years.

Sabin's President of Global Immunization Dr. Bruce Gellin Testifies at House Briefing on Approval Processes for Safe, Effective COVID-19 Vaccine

Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H., president of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Director of the National Vaccine Program Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), testified on July, 14, 2020, at the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy’s briefing entitled “Guardrails to Ensure a Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccine.”

Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Boost Community Prepares Immunization Professionals to Lead During the COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON D.C. – Amid the evolving global challenges posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic, immunization professionals must now grapple with deploying routine immunization services in a daunting and ever-shifting landscape. To strengthen immunization professionals’ ability to navigate the complex challenges of their work, Sabin launched the Boost Community (Boost), a global network dedicated to serving immunization professionals, supported by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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