World immunization week is celebrated every year in the last week of April. The theme of the year 2021 is ‘Vaccines bring us closer’. Vaccine have proved to be the life saver and for over 200 years vaccines have protected us against diseases that threaten lives and prohibit our development. With the help of Vaccine, we can save thousands of lives, which is in danger. By this we can bring people together.
This year as per the WHO, the WHO, partners and individuals around the world will unite to:
- Increase trust and confidence in vaccines to maintain or increase vaccine acceptance
- Increase investment in vaccines, including routine immunization, to remove barriers to access
Using this year’s theme as vaccines bring us closer, world immunization week will urge and bring the engagement around immunization globally to promote the importance of vaccination in bringing people together, and improving the health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere throughout life.