World Immunization Week, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), takes place annually during the last week of April and provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of immunization for people of all ages. This year, The Big Catch-Up campaign will focus on those individuals who have been left out or overlooked in the past.
The World Health Organization states, “2023 is our global opportunity to catch up on lost progress in essential immunization. We need to reach the millions of children who missed out on vaccines, restore essential immunization coverage to at least 2019 levels, strengthen primary health care to deliver immunization and build lasting protection in communities and countries.”
The aim of World Immunization Week is to promote awareness and encourage everyone to receive the necessary immunizations so that no one misses out on lifesaving shots. By joining forces each April, we can make a difference!