“Now that you’ve been vaccinated, it’s time to give back:” UNICEF Canada’s chief program officer on how to mobilize Canadians for global vaccine equity

Rowena Pinto and Future of Good Editor Kylie Adair sit down to talk about UNICEF Canada’s global vaccine drive, #GiveAVax

Why It Matters

As demonstrated most recently by the Omicron variant, getting the world vaccinated is not just the right thing to do — it’s the only way to end the pandemic for everyone. Canadians with the privilege of access to full vaccination are well-positioned to mobilize to make this happen.

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