Vaccination Week in the Americas

World Immunization Week: Report of Activities

June 26th, 2012 | Posted by PAHO/WHO in frontpage - (Comments Off)

World Immunization Week (WIW) Over 180 countries across the world participated in the first ever World Immunization Week with the theme ‘Protect your world: Get vaccinated.’ The WHO-led initiative, which took place from 21-28 April 2012, focused on raising awareness and encourage people everywhere to protect themselves and their families against vaccine-preventable diseases. In this … Read more

Chalatenango, April 27, 2012 – The President of the Republic of El Salvador, Mauricio Funes and the Assistant Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Socorro Gross, along with health authorities of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, participated in the the tenth launch of Vaccination Week in the Americas and the First World Immunization … Read more

Washington, DC, April 26, 2012 (PAHO) – Countries of the Americas are trying to take vaccines to the indigenous peoples of the region, to protect against a wide range of diseases, in the context of the 10th Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the first World Immunization Week. The activities of Vaccination Week strengthen … Read more

As she begins to work very early in the morning, Wendy Serrate, a Honduran mother of 28 years who lives in the neighborhood Morazán in Tegucigalpa, found it difficult to have enough time during her work routine, to be able to take her daughter María José Colindre to be vaccinated.