A student receives a measles vaccine injection at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. (Ecublens, Switzerland, 2009)
This year, for the first time, five of the six regions of the World Health Organization (WHO) will unite for the cause of immunization during the last week of April. The WHO European Region has recognized European Immunization Week (EIW) since 2005. In the six years since that pilot initiative, EIW has grown into one of the most visible annual public health events in the Region – bringing together our 53 Member States to boost awareness of immunization and strengthen national immunization programmes.