The European Immunization Week raises awareness of the need for community protection against diseases that can be prevented through vaccination.
This year headline “The big catch-up” truly reflects the action needed to be taken. SEEHN is collaborating with partners and its Member States to speed up the progress in their efforts to safeguard more people, especially children, from preventable diseases.
2023 is our chance to make up for the lost ground in critical immunization. We need to close a gap of around 10% variation in vaccination rates. It can be done through strengthening primary healthcare to better provide immunizations, restore essential immunization coverage to 2019 levels, and create long-lasting protection from diseases in communities and across the SEE region.