Photo story – Creativity and commitment on display during European Immunization Week 2019

European Immunization Week (EIW), celebrated on 24–30 April 2019, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination for maintaining good health, and about the “vaccine heroes” in every country working to ensure that everyone has access to the full benefits of vaccines.

WHO and international partner agencies (including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), national authorities, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), medical professionals, journalists, students, teachers, children, parents and bloggers were all part of the campaign. They organized or attended events, and liked, posted or shared information online in over 16 languages. The following are just a few examples of the many ways the initiative was used to spread the facts about vaccines.