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World Immunization Week 2023: The Big Catch-Up

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World Immunization Week

The World Immunization Week observed each year in the last week of April. It aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

World Immunization Week  aims to:

  • Reframe the global vaccine conversation to focus on the importance of vaccines.
  • Highlight the many ways in which vaccines enable us to live healthy, productive lives by preventing the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Schedule for Missed Opportunity Vaccination in Nepal

Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million children in the world today who are not getting the vaccines they need (WHO).

The main goal of the campaign is to urge greater engagement around immunization globally and the importance of vaccination in improving health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere throughout life.

World Immunization Week 2023 (WHO)

Under the banner of ‘The Big Catch-Up’, WHO is working with partners to support countries to get back on track to ensure more people are protected from preventable diseases.

We need to act now to catch-up the millions of children who missed out on vaccines during the pandemic, restore essential immunization coverage to at least 2019 levels and strengthen primary health care to deliver immunization.

The ultimate goal of World Immunization Week is for more children, adults – and their communities – to be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, allowing them to live happier, healthier lives. 


National Immunization Schedule, Nepal (Updated)

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