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Understanding more about gender equity and how it relates to immunisation.
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The evidence in this Featured Issue can be used as a tool to advocate to policymakers and decision makers on the importance of gender equity, how equity relates to immunisation, and how it impacts immunisation coverage and zero-dose.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated existing global gender inequities that impact the accessibility of immunisations to women and children worldwide, influencing their access to health services, education, and economic opportunities. Gender-related inequities contribute to barriers to immunisation for people of all genders. Although girls and boys in most settings are equally likely to be vaccinated, evidence has found that advancing global gender equity can play an important role in ensuring all children have access to vital health resources such as immunisation. This VoICE Featured Issue summarizes key evidence on gender equity and its impact on immunisation and zero-dose.