♦ The World Immunization Week is an initiative by World Health Organization (WHO) to create awareness about the Vaccination and its importance.
♦ It is observed in last week of April (the 2021 event was observed between 24th and 30th of April). The initiative is one of eight global public health campaigns observed by the World Health Organization.
♦ The year 2020 was confirmed as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. As commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale WHO declared the year as year of Nurse and Midwife. As part of the campaign, WHO emphasized the important role of nurses and midwives in advocating for early vaccination.
♦ Theme: Vaccines bring us closer. The topic will explain how vaccination connects us with the most important people, goals and moments, thereby helping to improve the health of everyone throughout life.