Shot@Life Champion Summit


2021 Champion Summit LogoShot@Life’s 10th Champion Summit on February 22-23, 2021 was a historic event. Not only was it the first virtual Summit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more than 185 champions reached a record of 180 offices on the Hill with the timely message that #VaccinesWork and all kids deserve a shot at life.

On Day 1, attendees sharpened their advocacy skills while hearing from global health experts, Washington policy insiders, Shot@Life team members, and fellow grassroots advocates. On Day 2, Champions from 37 states met virtually with members of Congress to request strong support for global childhood immunization campaigns in the FY2022 federal budget.

Summit Events:

  • Policy to Programs Panel
  • Impact on Routine Immunizations & COVAX Facility
  • Connecting Immunizations to Equity
  • The Vaccine Cold Chain
  • COVID-19 Impact on Global Childhood Immunization Programs
  • Washington Insiders Panel
  • Virtual meetings with Congressional offices
  • Presentations from:
    • Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;
    • Stewart Simonson, World Health Organization;
    • Gargee Ghosh, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
    • Niesha Foster, Pfizer;
    • and many more from the UN Foundation and our network of global health partner organizations.

View highlights from our 2020 Champion Summit in DC. 

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