World Immunization Week
World Immunization Week – celebrated during the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Today, there are still 19.4 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world.
Despite improvements in individual countries and a strong global rate of new vaccine introduction, all of the targets for disease elimination— including measles, rubella, and maternal and neonatal tetanus — are behind schedule.
World Immunization Week Sponsor: World Health Organization
To learn more, visit http://www.who.int