World Immunisation Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April, falls this year, in the middle of one of the largest global vaccination programmes in history – COVID19. The aim of the week is to highlight the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunisation saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. However, nearly 20 million children are still unvaccinated and under-vaccinated worldwide.
Using the theme ‘Vaccines bring us closer’, World Immunisation Week 2021 will urge greater engagement around immunisation globally to promote the importance of vaccination in bringing people together, and improving the health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere throughout life.
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