Vaccine Heroes Current Affairs - 2020
World Immunization Week 2019 is being observed from 24-30 April with the theme Protected Together: Vaccines Work. World Immunisation Week 2019 celebrates Vaccine Heroes from around the world from parents and community members to health workers and innovators who help ensure we are all protected, at all ages, through the power of vaccines.
World Immunisation Week
Every year last week of April is observed as World Immunisation Week to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
- Demonstrate the value of vaccines for the health of children, communities and the world.
- Highlight the need to build on immunization progress while addressing gaps, including through increased investment.
- Show how routine immunization is the foundation for strong, resilient health systems and universal health coverage.
The motto of the World Immunization Week is to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Earlier Immunization Week activities were observed on different dates in different regions of the world. Immunization Week was observed simultaneously for the first time in 2012, with the participation of more than 180 countries and territories worldwide after the World Health Assembly endorsed World Immunization Week during its May 2012 meeting.