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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Raising awareness on the importance of vaccination: focus on halting the measles outbreak in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan conducted a flash mob on 14 March 2019 as part of broader measures to increase awareness and immunization coverage in the country in the midst of a large measles outbreak.

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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