European Immunization Week 2010
24 April - 1 May, 2010
In 2010, the fifth European Immunization Week will continue promoting the message that immunization of every child is vital in order to prevent diseases and protect life. EIW 2010 will also emphasize national immunization efforts towards meeting the regional goal to eliminate measles and rubella by the end of the year.
More than a decade ago, Member States adopted a regional goal of eliminating measles and rubella by 2010. But the momentum on this important – and achievable – goal has stalled in recent years. Measles coverage in many western European countries has fallen below the recommended 95% and measles has made a comeback, with ongoing outbreaks in the western part of the Region.
The 2010 measles elimination goal is vital and attainable, but it will only be met if individual countries, and the Region as a whole, make a focused and concerted effort to achieve it. EIW 2010 will provide Member States with the opportunity to raise awareness about what needs to be done in order to eliminate measles. We urge all Member States and partner organizations to get involved and spread the word to Prevent. Protect. Immunize.
Please check back with this site frequently as we count down to EIW 2010, as we will be posting updates on participating countries and planned activities. Make sure to check out our real-time diary during the week of 24 April to 1 May, where we will be posting updates about vaccination activities across the Region.
If you have questions regarding EIW 2010, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EIW 2010 Regional Events
Catch-up immunization of Roma children in Bosnia and Herzgovina