The Next Decade of Vaccines: Addressing the challenges that remain towards achieving vaccinations for all

Immunisation has proven the test of time as one of the most successful and cost-effective global health interventions of our time – averting an estimated 20 million deaths and 500 million cases of illness in the decade of vaccines, from 2011 to 2020.

Vaccines not only save lives but are central to global health security and are a fundamental component for achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

But despite the known value of vaccines and great advances in research and development, millions of children still miss out on basic vaccines and global immunisation rates have stalled over the past few years.

Throughout 2018, the APPG conducted an inquiry into the reasons for stalling global immunisation rates, taking written and oral evidence from a variety of stakeholders across the sector. The subsequent report highlights the key challenges that remain and provides recommendations for all immunisation actors and donors for progress in the next decade of vaccines.