Science  |  December 13, 2022

Others have a more positive take. “Gavi and COVAX were in my mind transformational and inspirational in their aims,” says Lawrence Gostin, an expert on global health law at Georgetown University. “It got a lot of shots in a lot of arms.” Still, “I totally understand Gavi’s reasoning,” Gostin adds. Demand for COVID-19 vaccines dropped sharply after the pandemic ebbed, and Gavi wants to refocus on campaigns that have lagged during the crisis, including vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus, and ensuring no child fails to receive routine childhood vaccinations.

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