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World Immunizations Week

World Immunizations Week

World Immunizations Week (4/24-4/30)

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), globally:

  • Vaccines are available for 20 life-threatening diseases.
  • Immunizations prevent 2-3 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza, and measles.
  • 23 million infants have insufficient access vaccines, which highlights the need for public awareness events such as World Immunizations Week.

World Immunizations Week

Long Life for All: In pursuit of a long life well lived is this year’s theme for World Immunizations Week. The World Health Organization (WHO) and DHD#10 wants residents to celebrate vaccines’ ability to protect people of all ages against disease.

According to the WHO, immunizations are one of the most successful public health interventions. However, globally, coverage has plateaued over the last 10 years, and has decrease from 86% in 2019 to 83% in 2020. Worse, the number of children missing out on life-saving vaccination has continued to rise.

The WHO works with countries across the globe to raise awareness about the values of vaccines and immunizations, as well as ensuring that governments have access to, and obtain, the necessary guidance and technical support to implement high-quality immunization programs. The WHO hopes that this global celebration encourages more people and communities to get vaccinated to protect them from vaccine-preventable disease.

To learn more about the WHO’s celebration of World Immunizations Week, please visit

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WHO Immunization Coverage Fact Sheet
DHD#10 Families Immunizations Info
DHD#10 Men and Women Immunizations Info
DHD#10 Teens Immunization Info