April 26, 2019

According to the figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) during the ongoing immunisation week, worldwide 12.9 million infants — nearly 1 in 10 — did not receive any vaccination in 2016.


  • When celebrated: Celebrated in the last week of April. 

  • Objective: World Immunization Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. 

  • Theme: 
    • The theme of this year’s campaign is Protected Together: Vaccines Work! 

    • The campaign will celebrate Vaccine Heroes from around the world – from parents and community members to health workers and innovators – who help ensure we are all protected, at all ages, through the power of vaccines. 

Source : The Hindu