African Vaccination Week 2017

Vaccines protect everyone, get vaccinated!

24 - 30 APRIL 2017

What is African Vaccination Week?


African Vaccination Week is an annual event celebrated during the last week of April, is led and coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa and implemented by countries. It is celebrated in synchronization with the other WHO Regions and the World Immunization Week (WIW). It provides an opportunity for countries to strengthen immunization services and systems through advocacy, education and communication tools and activities.

The theme for African Vaccination Week 2017 is “Vaccines protect everyone, get vaccinated!”

The theme draws attention on the need to raise awareness about the critical importance of full immunization throughout life, and its role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Country Activities

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) immunization coverage in 2014

Measles 1st dose immunization coverage in 2014

% of countries that have introduced pneumococal vaccine (as of Feb 2016)

African Vaccination Week 2016 in pictures

Tweets about #AVW16