|Vaccination Week in the Americas 2009|
Vaccination Week in the Americas is an unparalleled effort led by the member countries of the Pan American Health Organization to vaccinate millions of people. In 2009, the seventh Vaccination Week in the Americas will happen between the 25th of April and May 2nd. This year, Vaccination Week will emphasize vaccination of the whole family, and the immunization of health workers.
A Message from PAHO Director, Dr. Mirta Roses
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From 20-24 May 2013, a Haitian team from the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) joined the EPI team of neighboring Dominican Republic (DR) in Santo Domingo for the DR to share its experiences in introducing the rota-virus vaccine into their National Immunization Programme last year.
In Argentina, the WHO-recommended human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is given to all girls at 11 years of age to prevent cervical cancer later in life. Whether or not a child gets vaccinated has nothing to do with socio-economic status in Argentina. Health centres right across the country provide all children free and compulsory vaccines against 15 diseases – 16 for girls.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization