April 21st to the 28th will mark the 10th anniversary of the Vaccination Week in the Americas!
Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) is an extraordinary effort led by the countries and territories of the Region to advance equity and access to vaccination. VWA activities strengthen the national immunization programs in the Americas by reaching out to populations with little access to regular health services, such as those populations living in urban fringes, rural and border areas and in indigenous communities. Since its inception in 2003, more than 365 million individuals of all ages have been vaccinated during campaigns conducted under the framework of VWA.
The initiative also provides a platform to raise population awareness regarding the importance of immunization and to keep the topic on the forefront of political agendas. For more information please visit the PAHO/WHO VWA webpage.