International Epidemic Preparedness Day is December 27

December 17, 2021

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: Dec. 27

Last year, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the United Nations General Assembly designated December 27th as the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness. The Covid-19 pandemic brought to light the need for communities at local, national, and global levels to have systems in place to effectively deal with epidemics when they occur, but to also work towards preventing future epidemics.