Discover IAP's new communication and outreach tools and use them to explain how #VaccinesWork
What is World Immunization Week?
World Immunization Week aims to highlight the collective action needed to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. As highlighted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), “the ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more people – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.”
This event is celebrated every year in the last week of April and World Immunization Week 2021 takes place from 24-30 April.
What is the theme for the 2021 World Immunization Week?
The theme for the 2021 World Immunization Week is “Vaccines Bring Us Closer”.
“Not only will vaccines bring us closer to good health and wellbeing – they will bring us closer to a brighter future of seeing friends, moving around freely, equal education, stronger economies, and so much more” explains the campaign's official website www.worldimmunizationweek.org.
This events offers a great opportunity to build public trust in the value of all vaccines and help build long-term support for immunization.
What are the different types of COVID-19 vaccines? An infographic
Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sputnik V are just a few of the COVID-19 vaccines already developed and approved for use. This is why the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) decided to celebrate World Immunization Week by releasing a new infographic and shed some light on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines, how they are developed, and how they work.