The theme “Close the immunization gap” continues in this year’s World Immunization Week campaign with the slogan "Immunization for all throughout life". The campaign – takes place from 24 to 30 April – aims to remind us that vaccination needs to continue throughout a person’s life.
WHO developed a campaign toolkit for partners and members of the global immunization community to help raise awareness on why immunization is necessary to protect individuals and communities from preventable diseases and to promote engagement and action locally. The toolkit contains banners, posters, key messages, a visual identity and campaign guidelines. They can be downloaded in different formats and in multilingual versions.
Three feature stories have been posted on the campaign website showcasing Nepal’s efforts to keep children safe through immunization a year after a major earthquake; Austria’s creative and innovative campaign to encourage measles vaccination among unimmunized adults; and looking towards an Ebola-free future as plans step up on how to use an Ebola vaccine in response to an outbreak. Read the news releaseand watch athe campaign video.Take the immunization quizDo check out the online quizto test your knowledge on immunization. Each of us is responsible not only for our own health and wellbeing, but also of our family members. The Week serves as a reminder to check whether you and your family have all the vaccines you need. If in doubt, ask your local healthcare provider.