Vaccines and immunization

Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective health interventions available, saving millions of people from illness, disability and death each year. Effective and safe vaccines, which protect against more than 20 serious diseases, are available and many promising new vaccines are being developed.

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Immunization for life

European Immunization Week 2014 celebrates immunization across the life-course, from babyhood to old age. Countries and communities throughout the European Region are conducting activities to raise awareness among health care workers, policy-makers, parents, grandparents and other people of the benefits of full immunization.

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European Immunization Week

Each year in April, EIW promotes the core message that the immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The goal of the region-wide campaign is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization.

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Call for nominations

WHO/EUrope is accepting nominations for two new members of the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC)

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