World Immunization Week 2018





UMdL supports the World Immunization Week 2018 (23-28 April 2018) organized by WHO. As stated in the official Campaign website:

Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are more than 19 million unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children in the world, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases.

This year the the theme: “Protected Together, #VaccinesWork”, to support the Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 the framework for global vaccination approved by the World Health Assembly in May 2012.Global Vaccine Action Plan 2011-2020 (GVAP)At Regional level  the WHO/Europe celebrates the European Immunization Week (EIW) 2018 with the slogan “Prevent. Protect. Immunize“. There is also an European forum about different aspects of immunization at Immunize Europe Forum.

Italian point of reference on Immunization with updated information si provided by EpiCentro: Epidemiological Portal for Public Health at the official page: Vaccinazioni / Vaccines.

Lucio Fellone ( / / Dott.ssa Sveva Indini (

Updated at 04/23/2018


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