Around the World: World Immunization Week

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World Immunization Week (WIW) is a global public health campaign celebrated during the last week of April (24 – 30) that promotes the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. This year marks the second of a multi-year program to “Close the Immunization Gap” by making vaccines available to all populations worldwide. Last year, WIW enjoyed the participation of more than 180 countries, territories and areas through activities including vaccination campaigns, training workshops, round-table discussions and public information campaigns.

Visit the WHO website to learn more about WIW 2016 and to find out how you can get involved.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.