European Immunization Week 2014, part of the wider World Immunization Week, is currently underway.
The campaign, which runs 22–26 April, aims to promote lifelong immunisation among people throughout the world.
National and local activities have been organised throughout Europe, with a view to raising awareness of the benefits of immunisation among healthcare workers, policymakers and members of the public. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also made a range of tools and information available to support Member States in increasing the amount of people receiving vaccines.
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said: “While many countries in the WHO European Region are close to full immunisation of children aged under one year, there is still work to be done. Even though none of us can afford to let up on our efforts, European Immunization Week is a time for celebrating the impressive and undeniable achievements of immunisation”.
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