Every year, the WHO European Region marks European Immunisation Week (EIW) to promote immunisation 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 vaccination and to celebrate the “vaccine heroes” who contribute in so many ways to protecting lives through vaccination.
Vaccine heroes include health workers who administer vaccines, parents who choose vaccination for their children, and everyone who seeks evidence-based information and passes it on to empower others. This concept is further embedded in the larger framework of World Immunisation Week, which will focus on the theme “Protected Together, #Vaccines Work”.
Click here to view a short film from Public Health England on vaccinations.