Reflecting on the Legacy of Eric Montross: Celebrating a Life of Giving

On December 17, 2023, we felt the profound loss of our dear friend and co-founder, Eric Montross. While many know him for his celebrated basketball career in both the NBA and as part of the UNC 1993 NCAA title-winning team, Eric’s legacy stretches far beyond the confines of the basketball court. He used his influence …

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Staying True To Our Mission

When our organization was established in 2015, we had no idea that our mission would be at the epicenter of the most catastrophic public health crisis in modern times. We have responded to this ever-changing landscape by remaining nimble in our actions, using our resources wisely, and strengthening our partnerships. Most importantly we have stayed …

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10 Reasons To Get Vaccinated

Do you know at least 10 reasons to get vaccinated? Watch the video below to learn. Vaccines help keep us healthy Vaccines protect those around us Vaccines prevent certain cancers Vaccines protect you and your baby Vaccines reduce your risk of being hospitalized Vaccines are the safest way to build immunity Vaccines give children a …

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May 2022 Newsletter

Partnerships in Action70,000+ Vaccines Through the Facilitating Equitable Access to Vaccines in the Americas project — a joint partnership with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) — Vaccine Ambassadors has funded the purchase and international logistics of over 70,000 vaccines covering 10 different diseases to three priority Caribbean countries — Suriname, Saint Lucia and Grenada. The first shipments began …

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January 2022 Newsletter

Reaffirming Our Commitment Each year, Merriam-Webster selects a word of the year. It is not surprising that the 2021 word of the year is vaccine. Over the past two years, many of us have come to appreciate vaccines more than ever as COVID-19 has upended our lives and taken too many, too soon. The pandemic …

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50,000 vaccines have arrived to venezuela

50,000 Vaccines Have Arrived With Your Help

Our partners at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) have confirmed that on March 21st, 50,000 doses of the pentavalent vaccine arrived at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Maiquetía, Venezuela. Read more.

Pneumococcal Pneumonia: Worth the Shot – Joint Statement by the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination

In the current climate of COVID-19 it is more important than ever to ensure the protection of older adults, and those with underlying chronic conditions, against vaccine preventable diseases. Maximizing uptake of existing vaccines for respiratory diseases, such as influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia, reduces the annual burden of disease – including increased mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs – particularly in at-risk populations.

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The Importance of Routine Vaccines in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the coronavirus grips the world, we have seen many casualties. The most obvious and heart-breaking are the lives lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. The fallout has been felt personally and collectively and the ripple effect will continue to play out in our daily lives in unexpected ways.