World Immunization Week: Raising Awareness To Fight Preventable Diseases

Dr. Sophie Chung, MD - Medical Author & Reviewer

Posted May 5, 2017

WHO’s World Immunization week - held every year from 24-30 April - aims at raising awareness about the critical importance of full immunization throughout life. While vaccinations stave off 26 potentially deadly diseases, there are still many people around the world who do not have access to vaccines. World Immunization Week has launched several initiatives to promote the use of vaccines and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases. This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s Immunization Coverage report.

As mentioned by the WHO, immunization plays a key role in preventing potentially deadly diseases such as cervical cancer, diphtheria, hepatitis B, measles, pertussis, pneumonia, polio, or tetanus. While global vaccination coverage is generally holding steady, the use of new and underused vaccines is increasing.

As part of the 2019 campaign, WHO and partners aim to:

  • Highlight the importance of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.

  • Focus on build upon the immunization progress whilst also addressing gaps.

  • Demonstrate the relevance of routine immunization in building resilient health systems and universal health coverage.

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