European Immunization Week 2019

24-30 April 2019

Every year, the WHO European Region marks European Immunization Week (EIW) to promote immunization as vital to preventing diseases and protecting life. This year, on 24–30 April 2019, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of vaccines and to celebrate the “vaccine heroes” who contribute in so many ways to protecting lives through vaccination.

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European Immunization Week celebrates the everyday heroes who help protect us all from dangerous diseases

The widespread use of vaccines has drastically reduced the threat of once-common diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough and measles in the WHO European Region. Contributing to this success story are countless individuals – from scientists to parents, from nurses to bloggers – who each play a part in helping to immunize Europe.

Key messages 2019

  • * Policy-makers create the medical, educational and social systems needed to ensure equitable access to vaccines.
  • * Health professionals are a trusted source of information about vaccines. Raising awareness about vaccines saves lives.
  • * Every child deserves to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Every parent plays a vital role in protecting their children and others by choosing to vaccinate.
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Joint statement by WHO/Europe and ECDC

Joint statement: European Immunization Week

Statement by HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

We can all be vaccine heroes

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