European Immunization Week 2014

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The annual European Immunization Week aims to increase vaccination coverage by drawing attention to and increasing awareness of the importance of immunization. This presentation is provided to be used …

The annual European Immunization Week aims to increase vaccination coverage by drawing attention to and increasing awareness of the importance of immunization. This presentation is provided to be used in campaign activities in the countries in the European Region.

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  • 1. European Immunization Week 22-26 April 2014
  • 2. Why have an annual European Immunization Week? Born out of a concern that immunization is becoming less valued, resulting in declining vaccination coverage and outbreaks Regional Goal of EIW: To increase vaccination coverage by drawing attention to and increasing awareness of the importance of immunization; special focus on vulnerable groups
  • 3. EIW over the years  Initiative grew from 6 pilot countries to 53 participating Member States in only 7 years • Now one of the Region’s most visible public health events 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 6 25 32 36 47 52 53 EIW Participating Countries Participating Countries
  • 4. EIW country activities Countries plan and organize activities based on their specific needs and challenges • Public information campaigns • Press conferences • Trainings for health workers • Meetings, conferences, roundtables • Immunization campaigns, SIAs EIW campaign site to encourage regional interaction and sharing of information: http://eiw.euro.who.int
  • 5. 5 An online collection of job aids designed to assist health professionals in their day-to-day work on immunization 5 http://www.euro.who.int/immunization-resource-centre