The Seventh European Immunization Week kicks off
GENEVA, 21 April 2012 — The seventh European Immunization Week (EIW) will be held kicked off today highlighting the crucial role of front line health workers. All 21 countries in CEECIS with UNICEF offices are taking part in this initiative.
European Immunization Week promotes the core message that immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The slogan – Prevent. Protect. Immunize – carries this message across the Region. The goal of European Immunization Week is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization.
More information is available on WHO’s European Immunization campaign site
This year we are also uniting countries across the globe for a week of vaccination campaigns, public education and information sharing under the umbrella of World Immunization Week.
Ask the experts: live Twitter chat for European Immunization Week
Experts from WHO/Europe will answer your questions about immunization during a live Twitter chat on Thursday 26 April 2012, from 14:00 to 15:00 UTC/GMT (16:00-17:00 CEST/Paris time).
As part of the activities during European Immunization Week 2012, topics under discussion include:
- the vital role of frontline health workers
How to send questions?
Send your questions in the form of tweets to @WHO_Europe, using the hashtag #immunizeEurope. If you are unable to join the live chat, you may leave questions for the experts on our Facebook page. After the live chat, a summary of the discussions will be available on Storify.
Follow Oya Afsar, Regional Immunization Specialist, on updates on European Immunization Week 2012. You will need to register at the European Immunization Week Campaign Website.