In a new video by UNICEF, the famous actor thanks scientists, health workers, and activists – including Hungarian biochemist Katalin Karikó- whose roles have been critical in helping to immunize children over the last two decades.
World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April –spearheaded by the World Health Organization, was heralded by UNICEF with a video narrated by Hollywood actor Liam Neeson, who also works as a Goodwill Ambassador of the WHO.
In the short video titled ‘Love Letter,’ UNICEF celebrates the contributions of scientists, parents, health workers, and activists who have done so much to vaccinate children and reduce devastating epidemics over the past decades.
Neeson highlighted several scientists, thanking them for their efforts. Among them was Katalin Karikó, Széchenyi Prize-winning Hungarian research biologist who has made scientific history with her research on synthetic messenger RNA-based vaccines that have enabled the development of effective Covid-19 vaccines.