European Immunization Week

European Immunization Week (EIW) promotes the core message that immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – Prevent. Protect. Immunize. – carries this message across the Region.

The goal of EIW is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization among  parents and caregivers, health care professionals, policy and decision-makers, and the media.

Region-wide initiative

WHO/Europe leads and coordinates EIW, and all Member States in the WHO European Region are invited to take part. Regional and national partners, including the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), support implementation. EIW also benefits from high-level support at the national level, including ministers, ambassadors, first ladies and other distinguished supporters. At the regional level, the initiative has the support of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who is WHO/Europe's patron.

The 10th anniversary of European Immunization Week was celebrated on 20–25 April 2015.