World Immunization Week – celebrated every year in the last week of April – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need, and many miss out on vital vaccines during adolescence, adulthood and into old age.
Using the theme ‘Long Life for All’, World Immunization Week 2022 will urge greater 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.
Long Life for All
In pursuit of a long life well lived
World Immunization Week 2022 – 24 to 30 April
The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.