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World Immunization Week 2021

24 Apr 2021

Vaccines bring us closer

Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases. Of these children, 1 out of 10 never receive any vaccinations, and most likely have never been seen by the health system.

World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April – aims to highlight the collective action needed to ensure that every person is protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. encourages people at every level – from donors to the public – to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage for the greater good.

To do so, governments must invest in immunization efforts, advocates must make vaccines a priority, and people must get themselves and their families vaccinated.


1. Highlight the importance of immunization.
2. Underscore the value of vaccines and the importance of investing in immunization efforts
3. Highlight the ways in which everyone – from donors to individuals – can and must drive vaccine progress.