Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals

World Immunization Week 2012

Starting on 21 April 2012, WHO is uniting countries across the globe for a week of vaccination campaigns, public education and information sharing under the umbrella of World Immunization Week.

Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions and prevents debilitating illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases such as diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, measles, mumps, pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, tetanus and yellow fever.

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109 millioninfants vaccinated with 3 doses of DTP in 2010

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage

2 - 3 milliondeaths averted annually by vaccination

More on immunization

19.3 millioninfants not fully immunized in 2010

Progress towards global immunization goals
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Planning materials

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