Regional Launch, Vaccination Week in the Americas 2022

Regional Launch, Vaccination Week in the Americas 2022
VWA 2022 Event - Happy vaccinated girl

When: Monday April 25, 2022


  • 7:00 am – Los Angeles, Vancouver
  • 8:00 am – Belmopan, Ciudad de Guatemala,  Managua, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
  • 9:00 am – Bogotá, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Panamá, Kingston, Lima, Quito
  • 10:00 am – Asunción, Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Habana, La Paz, Nassau, Ottawa, Puerto Príncipe, Puerto España, San Juan, Santiago, Santo Domingo, Washington DC 
  • 11:00 am  –  Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo
  • 4:00 pm – Ginebra, Madrid

How: Platform: Hybrid (Virtual and in-person)

Link to YouTube livestream

To launch the 2022 Vaccination Week in the Americas, PAHO’s Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne will host a regional virtual event alongside with Dominica’s Prime Minister during her visit to the Island. The event will also count with the virtual participation of high-level national representatives from the countries in the Americas. Other regional and global authorities and partners who have been integral to the success of the immunization program in the Americas will be invited to participate as well. 

In the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the event will be on the call to build back better national immunization programs, reach those who might have been left behind, and promote equitable access to vaccines.

Master of Ceremony: Dr. Yitades Gebre, PAHO/WHO PWR Representative to the ECC

10 min

Opening Remarks Hon. Dr. Irving McIntyre Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment


10 min

The EPI program until now Dr. Jarbas Barbosa Assistant Director, Pan American Health Organization

Live - Technical presentation

10 min

Keynote Address and Official Launch Dr. Carissa F. Etienne Director, Pan American Health Organization


3 mins per president (12 mins total)

Presidents’ remarks from different countries in the Region

Live or tapped recording

5 mins

Images and sounds: 20 years of VWA


3 mins each (6 minus)

Interventions from high level authorities of Public Health Agencies of US and Canada

Tapped recordings

5 min

Prime Minister of Dominica



Vaccination Week in the Americas 2022 campaign