EIW 2008 highlights



From 21 to 27 April 2008, the third annual European Immunization Week (EIW) took place. Thirty-two countries, covering three-quarters of the Region’s population, participated in the initiative. Member States carried out an impressive range of advocacy activities to raise awareness of the importance of immunization children. All countries reported that they believed that EIW would have effect on vaccination uptake in future, and most of them indicated they would participate in EIW in 2009. This evaluation provides an overview of the Week and its key outcomes.