European Immunization Week

European Immunization Week (EIW) promotes the core message that the immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – "Prevent. Protect. Immunize." – carries this message across the WHO European Region. The goal is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization.

"Immunization for life" was the theme of EIW 2014, which took place from 22 to 26 April. Activities in the Region focused on all age groups – reminding parents to vaccinate their children but also underlining the importance of maintaining personal protection from preventable diseases throughout the life course.

European Immunization Week will be celebrated for the 10th year on 20–25 April 2015.