Highlights of European Immunization Week 2019. Report on regional and country activities (2019)



European Immunization Week (EIW) is an annual event that engages all countries of the WHO European Region. This year EIW focused on spreading the facts about vaccines and celebrating everyday vaccine heroes – the individuals who contribute to protecting lives through vaccination in so many ways.

This report highlights a selection of activities conducted in 2019. As in previous years, this includes scores of conferences, technical meetings and expert panel debates were organized. Health care workers received additional training, parents were reminded about their children’s scheduled vaccines and public events were organized in parks, city centres and health care centres to raise awareness among the general population. Media attention and social media engagement were ensured through the launching of reports, social media messages and infographics, press releases, radio and television shows, videos as well as web stories.