The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked unprecedented scientific speed, collaboration and investment to develop the vaccines that will be essential to ending the current crisis. As countries work to address the urgent need for these lifesaving tools, they now face the monumental task of delivering them – while also effectively and efficiently channeling resources in ways that will strengthen health systems for the long-term.

Vaccination strategies that marshal primary health care’s focus on meeting people’s needs can build support for and confidence in vaccines and help us distribute them equitably. Investing in a PHC approach to vaccination will also bolster countries’ long-term goal of building integrated, people-centered services to achieve health for all.