World Immunisation Week falls on 24-30 April this year. It aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all age groups against disease. Vaccination is considered one of the most powerful and cost effective health interventions, preventing 2-3 million deaths every year. Despite this, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under vaccinated children in the world.That’s why this year’s campaign is focused on #VaccinesWork. It aims to increase awareness and coverage of the effectiveness of vaccinations at all levels of society. A further 1.5 million yearly deaths could be avoided if worldwide coverage of vaccinations were to improve.
From the blog
Infant immunisation: Safe, effective and essential Infants are extremely vulnerable to infections; that is why it is so important to protect them via immunisation. Infant immunisation is a process to build active immunity in infants and toddlers against a disease for a better chance of survival.
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World Immunisation Week 2019
WHO has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the ten threats to global health in 2019. The Western Pacific region and the Pacific islands countries are no exception to this. Hesitancy has led to a real return of the measles, a completely preventable disease.